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
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.