Blind Trust draws on the iconic pieces Blind Faith and Blind Courage, both emblematic of our universal experience of life as a quest of the will that pushes back the eternal uncertainty of our existence. Male and female figures in these works are poised with inner strength and confidence on the unstable and ever-shifting cube that represents the world we can never control: yet their graceful juggling and perfect balance carry the ironic truth of our lives—we can control ourselves, and through this act of the mind and body we are able to create wonders. All the great achievements of human beings can be attributed to this mysterious quality—our ability to defy gravity with our sense of purpose, if only for a magical moment.
The uniting of the male and female figures in Blind Trust adds profoundly to the meaning of this concept, because here we have another timeless truth: that together we are stronger than we are apart. As beautiful archetypes of the opposite, but complementary, forms of male and female we see in Blind Trust the mysterious bond of soul-mates, together taming the uncertainties of life. In these two we see the deepest form of human connection, and the amazing feats that this connection brings forth.
Art that speaks to the truth that words cannot encompass is art that endures. Blind Trust carries a message that we all instinctively understand. Untold ages of human experience are distilled into two forms, male and female, in this important new work by Richard MacDonald, and in their harmony we discover ourselves.