Jason enjoyed a successful career in Sydney as an award-winning graphic designer before returning to the family farm near Mudgee NSW where he grew up surrounded by nature. It was here in 2015, McDonald established his accommodation business the highly regarded Permanent Camping Eco Retreat, while also following new directions in his creative pursuits.
A modern blend of photography and digital design this body of work is composed entirely from Jason’s photographic expeditions over four seasons at the Permanent Camping property.
His beloved connection to the land and exquisite eye for detail captures the underlying relationships between plant and insect or animal in this unique ecosystem. Contrasting the fragile and rugged elements of this natural environment provides the viewer a naturalist perspective of these mostly hidden life cycles and lets them enjoy a child like wonder by making their own discovery within the artwork.
Printed on archival quality 310gsm cotton rag paper each design is produced in a limited edition of 20 prints. Available as works on paper or purchased cocooned in the selected box frames, the repetitive images feel like natural history specimen trays and precisely illustrate the perfect circle of life.