Callahan Pope McDonough creates work reminiscence of cave paintings but with more finesse and complexity.
She says:”I fantasize of cave paintings and how they were a part of daily life, how they recorded, mourned, and celebrated a tribes’ days and experiences. I look for that balance of elegance and crudeness in my work...”
McDonough lives and works as an artist in the Atlanta area for over 30 years. She draws inspiration from her work in psychology and social issues, her personal experiences and her relationship with her son to create symbolic art. She manages to transfer the rawness of creativity into sophisticated marks, color and lines.
She received the “First Governors Award”. Articles and reviews of her work appeared in Art Papers, Artforum, Better Homes & Garden and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
An extension of her art found comfortable nest in her floorcloths. You can find more info on those here.