Welcome to James McLardy's Website

Using an intuitive process of investigation McLardy's sculptures embrace and appropriate the use of traditional skills such as marquetry, cornicing and faux marbling in order to create a dialog between notions of historic purism and a modernist aesthetic. His work questions how craftsmanship can be utilised to challenge the inherent perceptions of objects of through an exploration of cultural notions of grandeur, value and authenticity.

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What grows on our heads is often dictated by what goes on outside, and what goes on outside is subject to our control

What grows on our heads is often dictated by what goes on outside, and what goes on outside is subject to our control

Admiring to be Admired (I like you so you can like me)

Admiring to be Admired (I like you so you can like me)

Take the Path You Haven’t Taken Before

Take the Path You Haven’t Taken Before

Object, No More (The decay of the body is not to be feared)

Object, No More (The decay of the body is not to be feared)

W, M and V. A Product of Circumstance.

W, M and V. A Product of Circumstance.

Putting our finger in the pie, we are the pie and the finger, and the putting

Putting our finger in the pie, we are the pie and the finger, and the putting

If I am left handed, I will of course reverse the sources

If I am left handed, I will of course reverse the sources

Couldn’t Understand Science

Couldn’t Understand Science

Set the head where the foot should be, or the foot where the head

Set the head where the foot should be, or the foot where the head

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