Change of State, Melting Ice, Loch Moraig, Forest of Atholl
© Patricia Macdonald in collaboration with Angus Macdonald (aerial work)

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Change of State, Melting Ice, Loch Moraig, Forest of Atholl 1990
  • Scottish Art
Macdonald uses aerial photography to make beautiful and striking images that are poetic and approach natural truth. This image shows melting ice on Loch Moraig, however, the unfamiliar viewpoint gives it an ambiguity that borders on abstraction. The work, like many others by Macdonald, is informed by her background as a biological scientist, as well as an interest in environmental sustainability and the impact of people on landscape.

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Abstract art

Art in which there is no attempt to represent anything existing in the world, particularly used of the 20th century onwards. ‘Abstraction’ refers to the process of making images that may in part derive from the visible world but which are reduced to basic formal elements.

Abstract art

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 72.14
  • Medium Cibachrome print
  • Size 40.60 x 30.40 cm; mounted: 55.70 x 40.60 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1991