Toolbox Fisher Shaman

Will Maclean

  • Artist

    Will Maclean

  • Date


  • Medium

    Mixed media construction

  • Object number


  • Dimensions unframed

    32.5 × 18 cm

  • Dimensions framed

    32.5 × 35.5 × 7.5 cm

  • Marks

    Signed centre

  • Subject


  • Copyright

    Ⓒ Will Maclean MBE RSA


Will Maclean MBE RSA, born 1941

Maclean, born in Inverness, trained at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen from 1965 to 1965, spending the summer of 1964 at Hospitalfield in Arbroath, Angus. A travelling scholarship enabled him to visit France, Italy and Greece in 1966-67. He studied for three months at the British School in Rome, where he developed an interest in archaeology that is reflected in his art. After teacher-training in Dundee he taught at schools in Fife. In 1981 he joined the teaching staff of Duncan Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee.
Maclean's art is rooted in his knowledge of the Highlands, the area's people and their history. Through his sculptures and constructions, using driftwood, found objects and carved items, he continues to record the history and traditions of Scottish fishermen and the sea.