Morgan MacLean: Sculptor creates illusions in wood
Highland Park artist Morgan MacLean sculpts wood into the shapes of urban refuse – paper bags, cigarette butts, water bottles. The net effect: a commentary on disposable living, and beauty found in the most unlikely places.
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Morgan MacLean and 'Devoe'
Morgan MacLean, photographed during a break in preparations for the show at Reform Gallery in L.A. Behind him: a wood sculpture of a drum traffic barrier known as a channelizer, carved over six years from a 1,000-pound walnut log. "You cannot cast these shapes out of wood," he said. "The beauty of them is knowing that they have been made out of a solid piece of material."