Sally MacDonell | ...there is more we share in common than divides us...
|Sally MacDonell with her work|
Work is on display and for sale in the gallery from September to the end of December 2019.
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Sally MacDonellAn early start ...
I like to start early in the studio before the rest of the house has stirred. Rolling clay with the radio; intuitively beginning with a notion maybe carried from the day before. I model each piece spontaneously pinching and squeezing slabs to form the female body. Leaving the joins revealed as evidence of the process and to hold elements of colour in the glazing. My building technique involves pushing out from the inside to give the former twist of the waist or tilt of the shoulder expressing a familiar transient moment. My aim is to connect with the viewer - to prompt a feeling of common humanity.
|Sally MacDonell | Three Torsos|
The studio is full of faces; images of artworks; pictures from magazines; family photos. My fascination and love of people have only deepened over the years. My habit of people-watching provides constant inspiration. Early memories of summer gatherings spilling over summer lawns; the quiet intimacy of a confidence shared between sisters. Such are the everyday moments of human intercourse that I seek to express.
|Sally MacDonell | Head|
|Sally MacDonell | Figures|