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.
What grows on our heads is often dictated by what goes on outside, and what goes on outside is subject to our control
Early Modern, on Hinge.
Admiring to be Admired (I like you so you can like me)
Take the Path You Haven’t Taken Before
Object, No More (The decay of the body is not to be feared)
W, M and V are now closer. A Product of Circumstance. Surface Anatomy (E621)
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
Couldn’t Understand Science
Upright is Now
Set the head where the foot should be, or the foot where the head
Strive to Set the Crooked Straight