Day Break (May Morning) symbolically depicts the passing of night into day. The work is painted using complimentary colours—colours that when used together appear more vibrant than on their own. In the top left corner of the painting, blue rays frame a yellow sun, and cloud-like forms float off the top edge of the canvas. This work uses an aerial viewpoint similar to the one employed in Pacific Ocean Experience. But while Pacific Ocean Experience is based on the artist’s lived experience, Day Break is the product of Macdonald’s active visual imagination.