Three Daisies, 1990

Carolyn MacKay
(American, born 1947)

Location: Washington State Arts Commission, Orondo


Three Daisies is a photograph by artist Carolyn MacKay. She created this abstracted composition by shooting through a rippled glass vase. Her experimentation with this method of distortion grew into a portfolio of abstract flower images. These artworks illustrate the dramatic forms that can be found in the simplest of flowers.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Orondo School District.


Seattle-based photographer Carolyn MacKay started her artistic career in her late thirties with a body of work that evolved from naturalistic still-life and landscape compositions into abstracted studies of flowers and nature.

MediumSilver dye bleach print
Dimensions20 in x 20 1/2 in (overall; sheet)
ID NumberWSAC1993.045.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyOrondo School District
Artwork LocationWashington State Arts Commission
Not on display. At ArtsWA pending conservation, framing, re-siting, or return to site.
WA CountyDouglas
Site TypePublic School
Address100 Orondo School Rd.
Orondo, WA 98843
Geo. Coordinates47.640663, -120.216332
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