Behind the scenes with Richard MacDonald

The making of Origins

Origins is expressive of tenderness and passion, with the intertwined figures conveying a sense of bliss and fulfillment. Organic in its beauty, the bodies of the two are drawn together in a flowing composition that recalls the natural world of all living things—sinuous tree limbs, or the melding of two streams. Human desire culminates in unity, balance, and an unending continuity. A primal longing to be united and escape our singularity, Origins embodies two figures unified as one, and goes to the very heart of our basic human desire. 


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