‘Sky on Ground’ (2013- ), record my observations of reflections in water. Cropped by the edges of puddles, I displace parts of the landscape creating fragmented images, mainly buildings and trees, reflecting back up at us.  True identity of the original form remains mysteriously out of view. Rain falling causes ripples in the water, further muddling perception.  I employ diptych, triptych, and multi-panel formats to suggest transformation and time, and work in layers of viscosity to make the material itself resemble the thing I am depicting. These paintings explore human experience shaped by and through place.

 

Sky on Ground
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein, acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Large #1 Diptych
2015-16
casein, acrylic and oil on canvas
60 x 144"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #17 Diptych
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
38" x 104"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #17 Diptych DETAIL
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
38 x 104"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #18
2017
oil on canvas
38 x 52"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #15
2017
oil on canvas
36 x 54"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #19 Diptych
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
38" x 104"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground aoil on canvas
Sky on Ground #19 (Right Diptych) DETAIL
2017
aoil on canvas
38 x 52"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #14 Triptych
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
38 x 156"

Sky on Ground series
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #6
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
14 3/4 x 20"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #7
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
14 3/4 x 20"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #3
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
14 3/4 x 20"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #5
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
14 3/4 x 20"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #4
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
20 x 14 3/4"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #1
2016-17
acrylic and oil on canvas
20 x 14 3/4"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #2
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
20 x 14 3/4"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #10
2016
oil on canvas
24 x 26"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #2
2014
acrylic and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #1
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #3
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #3 DETAIL
2014
acrylic and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #12
2016
oil on canvas
52 x 38"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #13
2016
oil on canvas
38 x 52"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #13 DETAIL
2016
oil on canvas
38 x 52"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #6
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Small #6
2017
acrylic and oil on canvas
20 x 14 3/4"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Large #3
2015
acrylic and oil on canvas
36 x 72"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #7
2015
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Large #1
2015-16
acrylic and oil on canvas
70 x 72"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Large #1
2015-16
acrylic and oil on canvas
70 x 72"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground Large #2
2015-16
acrylic and oil on canvas
70 x 72"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground acrylic and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #8
2015
acrylic and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #5
2014
casein and oil on canvas
25 x 37"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground casein and oil on canvas
Sky on Ground #11
2016
casein and oil on canvas
24 x 26"

Sky on Ground series 2014-17
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground Installation View
Overview, NYPOP Gallery, New York
2017
Installation View
Shona Macdonald Sky on Ground Installation View
Overview, NYPOP Gallery, New York
2017
Installation View