Siobhán McDonald’s work draws attention to contemporary topics dealing with air, breath and atmospheric phenomena, weaving scientific knowledge into her art in a poetic and thoughtful manner. She works through the mediums of painting, drawing, film and sound to highlight how human action has an impact on the environment.
‘McDonald commemorates the vast diversity of the environment we inhabit and explores our equally diverse responses to it. She does so deftly and with an aesthetic that is at once coherent, understated and quietly powerful.’ Tom Jeffreys, Apollo Magazine.
Image: Siobhán McDonald, Herbarium of Breath (detail) volcanic ash and air particles from over Europe, silver, earth minerals and ancient plant fossils gilded in 24 karat gold.