MacLean “works with the integrity and skill of a classically trained wood carver; you can hear the sharpness of his gouges and he has left his tool marks on the surface his sculptures, creating an undulating, alive surface.”

“Through conceptual and physical investigation, MacLean challenges himself and the viewer to understand how issues of scale affect visual meaning.”

“His conceit of rendering a malleable, crushed object in a material that can’t be crushed, not only questions materiality… but introduces the trope of an object found on the sidewalk being elevated into a refined sculpture infused with care, meaning and beauty.”

– Brian Considine