From the Vault

In addition to bios and statements, an artist should write a brief explanation for every piece. That said, here are some artworks from my portfolio – with a short description for each.

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David McDonough, The Likeness of an Artist as Seen Through a Mirror, mixed media, 17 x 21 x 2.5 inches (with detail)

When looking at the works of the masters, I am particularly interested in their self-portraits. This piece was created using mirror paint (my favorite of all materials) and serves as a self-portrait for all who view it.

David McDonough, Darkness, mixed media, 21 x 39 x 2 inches

As an artist, I am fascinated with the sky and it figures prominently in many of my pieces. Darkness is based upon a Lord Byron poem – of the same name – that tells the apocalyptic story of the last man on earth.

David McDonough, Look, mixed media, 18.5 x 22.5 x 2 inches

Whether it be light vs. shadow, or positive vs. negative, I am fascinated by duality. In keeping with that fascination, Look pits the loose chaotic lines of American Abstract Expressionism against the strong graphical stylings of Pop Art.

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