Photo: Diane Maclean in St Albans, East

Diane Maclean

Artist, Maker

Concepts My work, which includes site specific public sculpture, sculpture and installation, combines the natural and the man-made with themes largely drawn from nature interpreted through industrial materials and engineering techniques. Multiples, reflection, transparency, movement and light are present. I seek equivalents for elemental movement, the human body, objects in the landscape. In developing ideas on a large scale, transformation occurs. Influences Technological advances. Work of scientists researching weather, structure of planet, water. History of places in which a work has been commissioned. Landscape and history of Scotland. Weather, weather research. Career path BA Hons Modern Languages, UCL BA Fine Art, University of Hertfordshire New Contemporaries, 1986 Sculpture Commission for opening of Stansted Airport, 1991 Many public sculpture commissions including Helsinki Festival 1994; City of Cardiff; City of Dundee; City of Milton Keynes; Jesus College, Cambridge; Chelsea & Westminster Hospital; MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Canada. Many group and solo exhibitions including 'Lovely Weather' a collaboration with research scientists, 2005 Exhibition at Natural History Museum, London, again collaboration with scientists. 2012 Sculpture purchased from the Cass Foundation for Surrey University and Ekeberg Sculpture Park, Oslo. 2014 Sculpture chosen to be donated by HM the Queen to City of Paris - unveiled 7.6.14 on the Ile de la Cite. It will be permanently located in near the Champs Elysees later in the year. read full statement

Location St Albans, East
Activities Practice-based research, Workshops, Arts in health, Public art, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Environment, Installation, Metalwork, Public Art, Sculpture

News & Events

  • Lumina a light sculpture has been commissioned for Perth Museum & Art Gallery

    19/12/2014 – 19/12/2034
    Perth Museum & Art Gallery

    A tall elegant stainless steel and acryic sculpture with LEDs that turn on and off in response to visitors moving in the space.

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