Diana Earth & Moon is the result of the artist's six-month quest for the idealized feminine form. The myth of Diana as goddess is well integrated into the sculpture. We witness the strength and power of the feminine personality in the figure as she stands on the Earth and holds the moon, her symbol, above her head. Diana is at the same time grace and power - physically seductive and emotionally ethereal - solid as the earth and as mysterious as the moon.
Warm, silvery, and rare, the platinum patina of this distinctive series by Richard MacDonald creates a play of light that heightens our sense of the underlying sculpted form. Contemporary in conception and limited to editions of only eight, with some works featured as one-of-a-kind, this body of work reveals the essential beauty of the human form. As mercurial as human nature itself, light glances off the platinum creating dramatic shadows that seem to strengthen form and enhance the sense of life captured by the artist.