‘On Reflection’ – flow and reflection through highly polished stainless steel – the illusion of liquid and the world in reverse.
These highly polished sculptures have the ability to contain form and create space at the same time through the illusion of the reflected surface. The polished surface has been defined and refined through Hugh’s background as a silversmith and jeweller over a period of thirty years. All of his sculptures are one off, they are not cast but are constructed from bars and plates of metal that are forged, bent, ground and tig welded. The rough metal form is then refined by a process of reduction, using angle grinders to define the shape and polishing machines to create the surface.
Hugh McLachlan is an internationally renown sculptor & jeweller. Most recently his sculptures have been in Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi, NSW in 2011 & 2014 and Sculpture by the Sea – Cottesloe, WA in 2013 & 2015. He was a finalist in the 2014 Artentwine Sculpture Exhibition at Goaty Hill Vineyard, Tamar Valley, TAS & in the 2015 Montalto Sculpture Prize, VIC.
Hugh is represented in the National Art Gallery of Australia (2 sculptural brooches & 1 sculptural bracelet); the Devonport Gallery & Art Centre, Tasmania (3 ‘Ned Kelly’ small sculptures); the Brisbane Art Gallery, QLD (2 sculptural brooches); Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS (small sculpture); and the Meat Market Crafts Centre Melbourne (small sculpture).