Wedgetail Eagle and Powerline.
Digital media on Facebook by Michael McDonald.
The artist claims to be influenced by Rothko, but I am thinking there is a more subtle influence by, and not a little antipathetic reaction to, the more mathematically precise Mondrian. I am particularly impressed with McDonald’s refusal to be constrained by the edges of the page. The non parallelity of the power line is breathtaking in its artistic arrogance, while the obfuscatory placing of the eagle is nothing less than evidence of the artist’s superlative genius.
The metaphysical imagery is further enhanced when it is appreciated that due to parallax, the Eagle (A metaphor for the artist – or for mankind?) is actually soaring high above the power line and also is unconstrained.