Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Newfoundland Ghosts

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Still from my new video work, in progress, shot over the past two summers in Newfoundland, Canada and featuring ghost mummers.
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Pitcher Plants

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Dear elusive Northern Pitcher Plant, carniverous provincial flower of Newfoundland, whom I have hunted for years as an (extremely) amateur botanist,

Today I found you, and jumped for joy – as much as one can jump for joy on a soaked bed of pale moss in a swamp while carrying very expensive camera equipment. I knew in my heart I would find you one day…

jillian mcdonald, pitcher plants
jillian mcdonald, pitcher plants

Whale Watching at Bay Bulls and Gull Island, Newfoundland

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

We were treated to rare whale breaching (leaping out of the water) yesterday in Bay Bulls. 80,000 pound whales were in the air.

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The aptly named Gull Island is host to seagulls and 250,000 nearly flightless puffins who bury their eggs 6 feet underground.

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The Rock – video stills

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Shot across Newfoundland’s magical Northeast Coast and featuring the ice cold North Atlantic, my new work in progress…

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Jillian McDonald

Jillian McDonald

Jillian McDonald

Valley of the Deer – Augmented Reality Picture Postcards

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

A set of 24 Augmented Reality-enabled Picture Postcards featuring landscapes from my recent video and installation artwork, Valley of the Deer. Each launches a short video when scanned on mobile devices via the (free) Layar app. Together they form a love letter to Northeastern Scotland. Cards also feature GPS coordinates for the sites so you can locate them when in Scotland!

Edition of 100.

$25 CAD or USD which includes shipping.

~ Paypal – send to jillianmmcdonald [at] gmail [dot] com (note the extra ‘m’)*
~ Money order or cheque:
99 Kingsland Avenue, #103 / Brooklyn, NY / 11222 / USA *

*Include your mailing address.

Cards will ship beginning August 3rd!

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More on Valley of the Deer

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Jillian McDonald, Valley of the Deer
Jillian McDonald, Valley of the Deer
Jillian McDonald, Valley of the Deer
Jillian McDonald, Valley of the Deer

Spirited Away

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Editing a new video shot in and around Dufftown, Scotland.

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Jillian mcdonald
Jillian mcdonald
Jillian mcdonald
Jillian mcdonald

Valley of the Deer Installation at Esker Foundation, Calgary

Monday, June 24th, 2013

More Fog Rolls in

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Some images from the last of the fog fakery this week, and my last hikes (for now) through the woods surrounding Dufftown. Four more sleeps till Brooklyn…

fog, jillian mcdonald
fog, jillian mcdonald
fog, jillian mcdonald
fog, jillian mcdonald
fog, jillian mcdonald
fog, jillian mcdonald

The Fog

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Starting new work, which I’ve been wanting to shoot for ages. Just worked out the details, locations, and the weather is finally (on April 4th) warm enough to linger outside without full Arctic gear. Here are some stills from the footage of two days filming.

The Fog…
the fog, jillian mcdonald

the fog, jillian mcdonald

the fog, jillian mcdonald

the fog, jillian mcdonald

the fog, jillian mcdonald

the fog, jillian mcdonald

the fog, jillian mcdonald

the fog, jillian mcdonald

Prey: Valley of the Deer (details)

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Ink on paper, 2013
studio snapshots…

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jillian mcdonald