Jack & Alice McLean
The McLeans’s bronze and copper pieces are not cast. Each piece is individually bent and welded from thick, flat bronze plates. The tungsten-inert-gas arc-welding process allows the McLeans to produce work without the intervention of a foundry. Variations in the patina, patterns and glass beads allow for infinite variety. Tiles and boats may be arranged in any configuration, from individual pieces to large installations.
The McLeans’s work is a part of the permanent public collections at the United States Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan, University of Michigan Design Building, Ann Arbor, Mi., and City of Orlando Public Art Collection as well as many private and corporate art collections around the world.