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Portland, OR 97202
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"The Family Farm, 1988. Collage. Marjorie McDonald was awarded a 1988 Art About Agriculture Purchase Award sponsored by the Lamb Foundation."
Art Out of the Blue
"Marjorie McDonald's oil and tissue collage, The Family Farm, shows a man and woman raking the barnyard, with two children nearby feeding a small flock of free-range chickens. Other animals are at pasture behind a fence that skirts the path to the family dwelling high on the horizon line in the background. McDonald achieves a sophisticated style by her use of collage materials that combine both primitive and impressionistic characteristics. The Family Farm and An Apprehensive Bird, depicting the scene just before the family's prize turkey receives its first indication of its imminent preparations for becoming a family feast, are recognizable tales we know about farm life."