J McDonald


J McDonald’s otherworldly furniture and sculpture challenges and illuminates our contemporary relationship with the natural and built environments.


Fascinated by the tensions and between humanity and the natural world, as well as between our logical and intuitive minds, his work brings the dominant rectilinearity and clean minimalism of human rationalism against the chaotic, organic, and intuitive forces that lie, often dormant, deep within us.


Working in the space between art and architecture, between sculpture and furniture, his work incorporates ideas around nature, space, tactility, intuition, and the human condition to inspire unique constructions that examine and redefine our perception and experience of the world, ourselves, and the relationship between the two.

Exhibition Collection

Laminated and carved solid black walnut and maple created using a technique I have developed in my studio which is a combination of digital fabrication and hand carving. The finish is created through layering of paint and burning. The finish is more an act of painting where mistakes are welcomed, then it is of a desired finished product.

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Creature Table (2018)

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Creature Table (2018)

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Space Lamp (2018)

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Cocoon Armoire (2018)

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Cave Mirror (2020)

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Internal Chair (2020)

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Tentacle Lamp (2020)