[ 2007-05-09 14:50 ]
Orkney artist Sam MacDonald's work is becoming increasingly well known. Sam creates impressions of fish and sea-life in various states using the tactile. He has exhibited widely including most recently at the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace.
Sam's interest tends towards the reputedly 'ugly' and predatory side of the sea. The ecology of the sea and all water-life is of great concern to Sam, as is the question of what will be left to become fossilized from the age we live in. Many of his works echo his concerns.
In some pieces the fish appear between large sheets of metal as if viewed through the remains of a sunken superstructure. Gold leaf is also used to accentuate the flash of a synchronized turn of many separate creatures. He enjoys the decorative aspect of the metal and seeks to balance shapes and colors. Developing concepts on composition, he creates pieces with larger areas of plain sheet metal and patination in blocks so the viewer can respond emotionally to the base metal.
奥克尼艺术家山姆·麦当劳的作品日渐知名。他运用触觉效果来创作不同状态下鱼类和海洋生物的压印作品。他已经在多处展出其作品，包括最近一次在布伦亨宫举行的CLA Game Fair中的展出。