Marsha McDonald's recent work includes "portrait", a continuing series, documenting thousands of common flowers and weeds found in Portuguese, Japanese and American neighborhoods. The black and white photographs address both the diversity and similarities that unite modest household gardens and communities. They also serve as mementos, reminders as flowers can be, of love, loss, and remembrance.
Marsha McDonald lives, works, and teaches between the United States, Europe, and Japan. She is the recipient of numerous grants, awards, and residencies in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including from the Pollock-Krasner, Puffin, and the Mary Nohl (travel) Foundations, the artservancy 224 Land Trust and the Lynden Sculpture Garden. She lives in Vilar de Andorinho, Portugal.