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Mutual Respect

Ellen McCann





Dimensions (cm)

Height: 68
Length: 34
Depth: 28


Metal and ceramic

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Floor-based
  • Freestanding
  • On a plinth

Background, history, commissioner of the work

I was born and brought up in rural Aberdeenshire and studied sculpture and ceramics at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. I had a successful art teaching career and have always continued my practice as a visual artist. I have a studio near Biggar and inspiration comes from the garden, landscape and travelling.    I am a professional member of SSA,VAS and PAI and over the years I was awarded prizes from the art school and also several prizes from RSA,VAS and PAI.

Thematic/contextual information

My current focus is based on observations of the various stages of the life cycle of plants and how landscape is shaped by the elements.  Natural growth and decay are core inspirations with points of change fleeting and fragile and my artistic response provides an exciting challenge. One particular interest is the interaction of forms and one way I explore this theme is through combining different materials in my work. Both materials harmonised to show “Mutual Respect”

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