These oil paintings depict solitary spaces evoking a sense of mystery and silence. The images of ancient rock formations have a monumental and sometimes anthropomorphic quality, a sense of weight, gravity and immediacy. Rock forms are used as a metaphor for body, with dark void-like recesses holding the secrets and memories of the earth. Life forms are held in suspension or compression, ready to emerge.
"Juliana McDonald's "zen pools" from Georgian Bay are superb"
Paul Gessell, The Ottawa Citizen