SAM MACDONALD

SCULPTOR

Gallery

Trout & Salmon

Shoals

Salt Water Game Fish

Other Fish

I love the ancient beauty of brown trout and the power of salmon.  Trees, leaves and mayflies or line and fishing flies engraved on the surface subtly give the pieces their time and setting.

The Gallery shows examples of my work, past and present. Some are available for sale and others are examples of works that can be commissioned.

In some work the fish appear between large sheets of metal, as if viewed through the remains of a sunken superstructure. A strange aspect of this visual experience is how the mind's eye invents the hidden and disappearing parts of the group, assimilating a more rounded sense of the unique shape of each species than one might do studying a single specimen. Gold leaf is used to accentuate the flash of a synchronised turn of many separate creatures becoming a larger, unified entity.

The Gallery shows examples of my work, past and present. Some are available for sale and others are examples of works that can be commissioned.

Salt-water game fish have a unique fascination for me. From the beauty of a tarpon breaking the surface, to the sheer power communicated through the line of the first run of bonefish, to the tranquil strength of the crab-eating permit. Trying to capture their aesthetic beauty is like my quest for the Grandslam, improbable but very rewarding!

The Gallery shows examples of my work, past and present. Some are available for sale and others are examples of works that can be commissioned.

Diving offers an insight into a different world that still remains one of the few largely unexplored environments on earth. From the ominous hatchet fish, lurking at depth to the beautiful needlefish skating across the surface, all have an aesthetic value. Even their skeletal remains have a beautiful sculptural structure. The quiet and calm that fishing brings enables an in depth observation of nature that I reflect in my work.

The Gallery shows examples of my work, past and present. Some are available for sale and others are examples of works that can be commissioned.

 

SAM MACDONALD

SCULPTOR

Crombie House, 47 Willoughby Street,

Muthill, Crieff, PH5 2AB, Scotland.

Tel/Fax: 01764 681724 Mobile: 07711 825 931

e-mail: sam@sam-macdonald.co.uk

© Sam MacDonald 2016

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