Just in time to wish a Happy Mother’s day, Madeline Donahue has made one-of-a-kind works, a gift for a parent, partner, friend – or you that lasts forever.
For Fun House (on view at Praise Shadows until 5/23/2021) artist, Madeline Donahue has created a ceramic bouquet full of daffodil flowers. No two daffodils are alike, each order will receive a unique glazed flower fresh from the kiln.
Her daffodils are available in six variations:
- Daffodil Buds – $250
- Daffodil Buds (with ladybug) – $275
- Daffodil (1 flower) – $300
- Daffodil (1 flower with spider) – $325
- Daffodil (2 flowers) – $325
- Cupped Daffodils – $375
About the Artist
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.
Donahue lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She was born in Houston, TX, in 1983 where she regularly visited The Menil Collection, Houston. Its Surrealist and Modernist collection remains influential. She received her MFA at Brooklyn College in 2018, after beginning the program in the company of her six-week-old daughter. She received her BFA from SMFA at Tufts and many of her academic classes took place in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While making works for Fun House she was reading about Kiki Smith, daughter of sculptor David Smith. She is also influenced by Joan Brown, Danielle McKinney, Niki de Saint Phalle, among others.