September 2nd, 2013

Work in Progress – video stills

Conception Bay, Newfoundland, my muse. Also, my family appears in this new work, including (below) my father.

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August 27th, 2013

Crystal Island

Video still, work in progress, shot in Newfoundland.

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August 21st, 2013

Alone Together in the Dark – the BOOK

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The beautiful catalogue for my residency and exhibition at ASU Art Museum in Arizona is available from Blurb, featuring an extensive interview by curator John Spiak and an essay by Stefan St Laurent.

August 19th, 2013

Crystal Ghost

Video still, new work in progress.
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August 19th, 2013

Bunnyhead love

If one could have a love affair with a painting. Sigh.

Janet Werner’s Bunnyhead, 2009, oil on fabric. (Image, Parisian Laundry)

p.s. Then again this could be me… just saying.

August 19th, 2013

Bogeyman inspiration

Duane Michals, The Bogeyman, 1973
Photographs

August 18th, 2013

Newfoundland Ghost 2

Video still, figure in landscape
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August 6th, 2013

Newfoundland Ghosts

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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July 30th, 2013

Pitcher Plants

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

July 25th, 2013

Whale Watching at Bay Bulls and Gull Island, Newfoundland

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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jillian mcdonald

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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jillian mcdonald
jillian mcdonald
jillian mcdonald