@haleleagallery

Licia McDonald

Clay is a unique and distinctive material.  It is fluid and sensual and very responsive...until it's not.  Once it dries, it crumbles, and that is a very precarious way to create.  Clay teaches, and to be successful, you must listen.  My challenge; my excitement is to capture the beautiful sensuality that exists in its raw state, and retain those characteristics in it's hardened, fired final form.

My work is meant to be a celebration of life; inspired by the unique and wonderful forms found in the natural world.  The interpretation is not literal. My hope is that my forms portray the feeling, movement and sensuality of life.

I am especially intrigued by the fine line that exists between beautiful and strange.  
I feel this line is represented well in nature

April -July     2017    Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center - "Garden Reflections" Exhibition

March            2016    Hawaii Contemporary 2016, Invitational - Viewpoints Gallery, Maui
​Oct                 2015     Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Juried Exhibition, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept               2015     Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Art Exhibit, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept               2015     Art Kauai Annual Juried Exhibition 
Sept               2014     Art Kauai Annual Juried Exhibition
Sept               2013     Art Kauai Annual Juried Exhibition
Oct                 2013     Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Juried Exhibition, Honolulu, Hawaii
Dec                2012     Bloom - Solo Show - The Lobby Gallery, San Francisco, California
Nov                2011     Hawaii's Modern Masters - Luxury Row, Waikiki, Hawaii
Sept               2011     Accession: Recent Acquisitions - Art in Public Places Collection -  Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
July                2011      Life Forms - solo show - Alley Kat Art Gallery, Kapaa, Hawaii