In his portraits of personage of renown – be it in the realm of dance, politics, or sheer artistry – Richard MacDonald presents in bronze not just the body, but the soul as well; its whims, quirks, and very essence. To capture something so elusive and indescribable in clay is a rare feat, but MacDonald thrills to the challenge of understanding his model both psychologically and aesthetically.  His busts and portraiture allow us to understand how truly necessary art is: in its conveyance of the soul and inner workings of a person it conveys and embodies what science cannot.  The inner lives of MacDonald’s subjects are entirely present in reality and yet, in their timelessness, completely removed from the temporal limitations of the world.