Wall hung and free standing
Stainless steel and brass Pelican temporarily placed inside the roundabout at Coffs Harbour Marina. $5000
Weighs in at 5kg mounted on a Blue Gum block finished in a clear rust resistant coat. $ 2600
Method is a build up around 4 threaded bars through the Blue Gum plinth and extending up each leg and welded to the body. Steel is further welded in place for muscle tone tail eyes horns etc. Removing four housed nuts can release El Bulli from the Blue Gum plinth.
First Prize and Peoples Choice Award at Sculpture in the Bay 2012
Now acquired for public display at Nelson Bay foreshore
Sculpture "LYRE BIRD" Dimensions. 800high x 2000 across the tail feathers x 1100mm front to back. Weight 35kg
Stainless steel construction and brass lyre tail, with copper scratching mound. Perfect outdoor sculpture.
Method is a build-up from the armature and mound combination.
Designed to easily bolt down, or copper scratching mound to be concrete filled for variable site positioning.
Stainless steel threaded bar 16mm is the internal armature that extends from the wings, down through the legs, protrudes through the copper base and continues to the base bottom. Nut removal under the copper allows for various fitting options without interfering with aesthetics. Has a steel base for portable exhibition Sold
Frill Necked Lizard Dimensions. 1050high x 2000 along body length x 800mm wide frill. Weight 30kg Head frill and arms turn when legs and lower body remain stationary
Sculpture "WOUNDED" First in a series of three hearts showing the initial pitiable condition of infatuation and other trusts. Crawling through life carrying an arrow in the back and dragging yourself along is miserable, and most find a release from this grip to be allusive, but hope is at hand!
Stephen is shown visiting where Wounded is on exhibition to compare the progressive changes. Yearning to fly again is the goal, now the arrow has dissolved and the wound has healed enough to courageously regrow wings and fly again. Yearning is now completed as shown below.
A third sculpture Hope will portray a forward leap with wings flapping for takeoff.
Work in progress. Stainless steel wing sculpture 620 x 250 x 30mm along the leading edge is envisaged to be the wings of Hope.
Completed work $25,000
Like our moon reflects its glory, we recognize the story
That our inner self pokes while our mirrored self evokes
At aspirations to achieve, we must believe
Our wounded heart has learnt some things
As yearning strives to fledge new wings
Trade yearning for hope, keep learning to cope
With new wings to test, fly your best
When yearning is less, with hope to caress
Cast the burden of wounded to rest
Stephen Maclean 2015
The Repurpose of Stuff
He will certainly bend a con-rod to his judgement
and set bent bits straight respecting many components.
He will have to beat their forms into home wares
and their gears into sculptor's cheers
creations will yield to new creations,
and neither will they be declared worn anymore
Stephen Maclean 2016
Poetry and song-writing is copyright