These paintings are oriented horizontally, presupposing a landscape.
 The ‘given’ earth-bound palette of the envelopes echoes this notion.
 The pieces are made using stacked compositions that further suggest the       strata of the earth and the horizontal bands within the landscape.
 Each piece is individual yet reliant upon the others in the series.
 The swatches of glued paper operate like brushstrokes of paint.
 
 
 

Envelope Innards
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on canvas
Reverberate #2 (top); Reverberate #1 (bottom)
2008
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on canvas
36 x 72 each

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, archival PVA, acrylic, on paper
Waving Frontal System
2014
recycled envelopes, archival PVA, acrylic, on paper
66 x 90"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on paper
White Envelope Innards
2000
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on paper
22 x 30"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
Waving Envelope Innards
2000
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
36 x 72"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
Early Envelopes
1999
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
36 x 72"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
208 Envelope Innards
2001
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
45 x 72"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
Striped Envelope Innards
2001
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
18 x 72"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on paper
Envelope Innards Drawing
1998
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on paper
unknown

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
Envelopes with Rivers
2000
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
60 x 72"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on canvas
Patchwork Envelopes
1999
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on canvas
72 x 60"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
Sea of Envelopes
2001
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
36 x 72"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
Sea of Envelopes DETAIL
2001
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on linen
36 x 72"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on canvas
180 Envelope Innards
2000
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on canvas
36 x 72"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on canvas
200 Envelope Innards
2001
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on canvas
36 x 72"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on canvas
Untitled Envelope Innards (Small)
2001
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on canvas
12 x 28"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on canvas
Untitled Envelope Innards #2
2001
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish on canvas
22 x 40"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on canvas
Arc of Wilderness
2009
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on canvas
22 x 30"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on canvas
Waving Envelope Innards
2009-15
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on canvas
36 x 72"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on canvas
Waving Envelope Innards DETAIL
2009-15
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on canvas
36 x 72"

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on canvas
Long Envelope Innards #1 and #2
2000
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on canvas
32 x 8:

Envelopes Series
Shona Macdonald Envelope Innards recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on canvas
Small Envelope Innards (Left); Small Blue Envelope Innards (Right)
2000
recycled envelopes, PVA, archival MSA varnish,acrylic on canvas
each 14 x 8"

Envelopes Series