The Trumpeter represents the very embodiment of joy. With a thousand nuances of form, from her outstretched fingers to the carefree tilt of her head, she conveys a sense of youth and hope that vibrates like the imaginary notes of music she plays. It is this rare, lighthearted playfulness that sets the Trumpeter apart and conveys joy with elegant simplicity.
As accomplished in painting and drawing as he is in sculpture, Richard MacDonald’s graphic collection adds an interesting dimension to our understanding of the artist. Sensitive and direct, the markings of charcoal or the washes of color capture moments of the artist’s experience that give us a window onto his imaginative processes. These are companions to the creation of the sculptures for which he is acclaimed, and the stand alone as a remarkable testament to the full range of his artistic vision.