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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.

2017     "Garden Reflections" Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Oahu

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

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