Details:

This oil painting features a single fish positioned just below the surface of the water. Although the pond appears to be an idyllic habitat, the fish unknowingly faces imminent danger as a fishing lure bobs enticingly in the clear water.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Deception

This oil painting features a single fish just below the surface of the water. Although the pond appears to be an idyllic habitat, the fish unknowingly faces imminent danger as a fishing lure bobs enticingly in the clear water. The bright colors of flora and the sparkle of the water mask the intentions of the unseen fisherman while mirroring the outlook of the fish. While the fish sees an opportunity for food, the viewer knows that taking the bait will bring about its own demise.

Megan Ellen Macdonald created this still life with 3D software. The artist then painted the arrangement in a process she refers to as "documenting." This work simultaneously embraces both femininity and power in its depiction of a relationship that is both intimate and destructive. Macdonald's visual language employs objects considered both diminutive and feminine, challenging pre-established aesthetic hierarchies.

Specs:

16 inches
18 inches

③ Artist:

Megan Ellen MacDonald

Megan Ellen Macdonald’s paintings create a visual language out of objects considered both diminutive and feminine—challenging pre-established aesthetic hierarchies. The artist uses 3D software to create still life arrangements, and then paints the results in a process she refers to as "documenting." Macdonald’s work explores what it means to embrace both femininity and power through the depiction of intimate and destructive relationships.

Megan Ellen MacDonald:
Deception, 2022
Oil on canvas
18.0 × 16.0 inches /