'Around' investigates intersections between ‘natural’ and ‘cultural’ landscape.  I am interested in investigating the cohabitation of the two as a subject for the work. One example of this is the ‘ideal’ of the pastoral has gone unchallenged yet continues to shape our relationship to the landscape.  I perceive that the pastoral, (or 'nature') is still idealized in this country, particularly in New England, where I live and work, because it represents a place in which to escape.  
 

Around
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Facing Reflectors
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Facing Reflectors DETAIL
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Teeth in Landscape
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Trees, Bags
2014
casein and oil on canvas
35 x 52"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Trees, Bags DETAIL
2014
casein and oil on canvas
38 x 52"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Three Objects in a New England Landscape
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Three Objects in a New England Landscape DETAIL
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
An Object in a New England Landscape DETAIL
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
An Object in a New England Landscape
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Red Flags
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Red Flags DETAIL
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Around New England
2012
casein and oil on canvas
24 x 144"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Around New England DETAIL
2012
casein and oil on canvas
24 x 144"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Around New England DETAIL
2012
casein and oil on canvas
24 x 144"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Amherst Corner
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Amherst Corner DETAIL
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Claw in Landscape
2014
casein and oil on canvas
35 x 52"
Shona Macdonald Around casein and oil on canvas
Claw in Landscape DETAIL
2014
casein and oil on canvas
35 x 52"
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