Anna McNay

“Miranda Donovan’s multi-layered works reflect the rawness and vulnerability of the contemporary human condition. At once beautiful and abject, her ‘sculptural paintings’ feature street art; uncanny, alien characters; and the discarded oddities of man’s thoughtless way of life, amid leafy trees and resilient urban undergrowth. There is disorder and decay; crumbling bricks built up as a palimpsest of pencil marks, paint and sgraffito; and yet undeniable signs of new life – and hope – blossoming through. As a metaphor for humankind, Donovan’s works could scarcely be more apt in the atmosphere of the current pandemic.”