Seasons of Water | May 7 – 29, 2021
A solo show with paintings, poems, and sculptures by David Iain McDonald
Whether land or seascapes or moments in someone’s day, he paints portraits of what he sees. Figures in the landscape are busy doing their work, in the same way, his trees, rivers, and clouds are focussed on doing theirs.
After all, we come from water, we cannot exist without it and as living creatures, we are composed primarily of it.
But beyond that, or perhaps because of it, we are inextricably drawn to it.
As flowing water, both its tranquility and rage cry out to our senses.
As the sirens did to ancient mariners it beckons us.
As a solid it allows us to walk on water, and still, for others, there is rest below a warm blanket of white.
In its final state, it hides, obscures, and blurs that which we would see clearly.
I hope you enjoy these visions and verse of the seasons of water.”