They're discarded trash
sculptures carved from wood
Said the artist, Morgan MacLean, who created these objects by hand-chiseling mahogany:
"The act of applying a traditional skill to the reproduction of an object whose function has ceased and whose post-use form is literally regarded as trash is an absurd gesture. But there is something sublime and uncanny about the representation of trash in a beautiful material like wood."
A crushed plastic bottle
Another crushed bottle that
looks like a toothpaste tube
He also carves paper bags out of solid blocks of mahogany, in a series he calls Figureheads. He has named them, which gives each one their own character and personality.
(he has two sides to his personality)
- Morgan MacLean: Sculptor creates illusions in wood, Los Angeles Times>>