The Guardian

Richard MacDonald
The Guardian
39.5 x 24 x 24″
Bronze

A powerful, primeval figure The Guardian is an evocative character that takes the viewer’s imagination into the realm of legend just by his very nature — rugged, unknowable, and mysterious. Richly pigmented earthy red warms the strong and balanced form of the man, and moves through a range of shades as our eye travels over the symmetry of the body, which is enlivened by a surface treatment that reveals the artist’s gesture in the original clay — swirling textural lines that wrap the muscularity like lines on a old master’s drawing. Tribal body paint, a headdress and a bullwhip add to the intrigue of The Guardian.