This is one of a number of works by Will Maclean inspired by the celebrated Scottish polymath D'Arcy Thompson (18601948), after whom the University of Dundee's Zoology Museum is named.
Museum of Zoology Skull Notes by Will Maclean, 2007
© The artist
- Mixed media with found objects
- 63 x 56 x 6 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Will Maclean through The Art Fund
This work was acquired by the university alongside a second work by the same artist, Portrait of a Polymath DArcy Thompsons Daybook, which was purchased with assistance from the Art Fund. Maclean is internationally recognised as a foremost exponent of box construction art, in which he deconstructs and reconstructs found objects in a display of visual thinking. He is the latest in a series of artists (including Henry Moore, Jackson Pollock and Richard Hamilton) to be inspired both by Thompson's pioneering work and his surviving zoological collection at the University museum.
Entry detailsFree to all
Tower Foyer & Lamb Galleries Mon-Fri, 9.30am – 7pm Sat, 1 – 5pm D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Jun – Aug (or throughout the year by appointment) Fri, 2 – 4.30pm Artists’ Book Collection Dundee By appointment Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm