After devoting more than twenty years to the perfection of the human form in bronze, Richard MacDonald focused on a series of sculptures based on his work with dancers from the Royal Ballet. The studies were designed to be the groundwork for the creation of a monumental Grand Coda. In Sissone, there is a flame-like quality to the beautiful shape the dancer’s body takes in this position, which Richard MacDonald has captured in all its brilliance. Here the elegant lines of the dancer’s form, as perfected as she is, show the athleticism in her artistry and we are reminded of the essential perfection of the human form.
In 2014 and 2015, Richard MacDonald focused intently on the minerals and pigments of his patina process - specifically on the color red. Shortly thereafter, the artist revealed his discoveries in a new exhibition entitled “Richard MacDonald: Red.” The exhibition, which highlights MacDonald's creative immersion into the hue, the emotion, and narrative of color, represents a profound new direction in the artist's work.