Richard MacDonald’s “O” Works, based on his interaction with the artists and performers of Cirque du Soleil’s world-renowned show “O”, takes hold of the imagination and blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. All the more potent and expressive for the strong underpinning of anatomical accuracy, these figures take our minds out of the realm of the everyday and open a pathway to a magical world beyond. With his characteristic talent for capturing the moment most suggestive of movement, or laden with the most emotional drama, Richard MacDonald has launched into a series that shows the full depth of his artistic gift. Richard MacDonald’s portrait of Turu reveals the strength and individuality essential to the formation of a legendary performer. It is also a documentation of the strong impact the performer had on the world of Cirque du Soleil.