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Sculpture made from found/reclaimed/upcycled objects and materials.

35 cm x 16 cm x 4 cm

Artist's description:
"The HMCS CROSSHAIR relied on steam piped to the stern and an inverted turbine however the cold Atlantic waters caused the steam to cool quickly and the submersible could not travel over 1-knot speed.

Oddment artist K MacLean creates sculptural works using ocean wood, wire, clock mechanisms, industrial surplus, and found objects that are interpretations of WW2 warships fused with fantastic vessels reminiscent of those imagined by Jules Verne. Due to the nature of working with found objects, all pieces are one-of-a-kind.

The sculptures from “Zeebooten” were inspired while hiking numerous Nova Scotia beaches in search of ocean tumbled objects and encountering abandoned bunkers outside of Halifax and along the South Shore".

Artist Statement:
"Mad invention, re-invention, random chance, inspiration...objects tell stories. As a metal oddment artist, I have been visiting auction houses, yard sales, surplus dealers, finding and gathering urban flotsam for about fifteen years, slowly building up a large “palette” of industrial fittings and generally odd “high tech junk”. I look for circular shapes and highly crafted components and often the pieces I come across dictate the direction of the sculpture. I get to be an artist, antique dealer, and packrat all in the same occupation".

K Maclean

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