Malcolm D. MacDougall III, has produced a number of large-scale works that play off organic and inorganic metaphors. The projects stem from a fascination with the natural sciences, in particular, microscopy, the method of using microscopes to view objects that cannot be seen by the unaided eye. Snapshots of bacteria and cellular platelets retrieved by this method are a metaphor for his sculptures. Although stagnate, they remain imbued with the sense that the forms and surfaces will continue to undulate and recalibrate as time passes. On a macro level, MacDougall draws from geological processes, such as the dynamic effects of plate tectonics and erosion of the landscape.
One of his large-scale projects, Microscopic Landscape, was installed in New York City’s Union Square Park from 2012 - 2013. He studied at SUNY Purchase College of Art and Design, graduating with a BFA in sculpture and has his MFA from Lesley University in Boston. Malcolm is a professor of sculpture at Queens College. His studio and foundry is located on the banks of Hudson River in the Town of Dobbs Ferry, NY.