Intrigued by the stature and carriage of a particular figure, MacDonald pursued Angelic Crystal, the study of a ballerina in the studio. Inspired by a continuing appreciation of dance, the artist encountered a uniquely beautiful, exceptionally tall ballerina possessed of the elegance of a gazelle and the face of a muse. MacDonald witnessed her dancing while creating many drawings of the elements of her presence: the result is a very classic bust, whose arms stretch back like the wings of an angel to capture the elegance of her long, graceful lines.
About Richard MacDonald
American, b. 1946, Pasadena, CA, United States