Madeline Donahue

Madeline Donahue’s work explores the overwhelming absurdity, intimacy, and joy of caring for another person. Her focus is on the surreal reality, physicality and interdependence of the mother and child relationship. Using humor, she addresses the simultaneous existence of the abject and sublime. Humor is also present in her bright color palette. The paintings and ceramic sculptures are sometimes small in scale which connect to the intimate nature of her work. She creates each work in one day. Her process is fresh and fluid. The resulting work is reflective of her present moment.

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