Chris MacDonald: artist
Chris Macdonald. His life started in 1938 with the confusions of war - was the family fleeing Dad or Hitler?
A half-century of zig-zag followed.
Engineer, labourer, soldier, clerk, craftsman, teacher and, finally, evolution and opportunity allowed the sculptor to emerge.
This long gestation results in an art that crosses techniques, categories and generations to produce a unique marriage of vintage technology, craftsmanship and imagination.
Moving to Brighton in 1995 to a home with gallery and workshop confirmed and refined this passion: Near death in 2004 added an urgency to achieve 'prehumous' recognition.
A substantial body of work has been carved and constructed and the time to launch has arrived.