Sculptor Richard MacDonald’s works, which are collected and exhibited worldwide, are contemporary in context and infused with a timeless quality. For every piece he creates, MacDonald draws his inspiration from humanity’s broad emotional complexities. He captures the beauty, romance, and essence of the human spirit in motion as he sculpts from live models, breathing and moving alongside them in an unrehearsed dance—his clay taking shape as their forms continue to shift . . . muscles flex, fingers reach, heads turn. In the leap and grace of the dancer, the power of the athlete, the gesture and passion of lovers, the spirit rises, and he captures it. Influenced by the expressiveness in the figures of Renaissance master Donatello, the emotional intensity of works by 19th-century French sculptor Auguste Rodin, and the power of Michelangelo’s sculpture, MacDonald’s inspirational, sensitive works are precisely of the moment, yet profoundly historic by reference.
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Featured: Sculptor Richard MacDonald at work in his studio; Orpheus Ascending in bronze; Angelic Crystal