Meraki, 48" x 36"
Mixed Media on stretched canvas.
48" tall by 36" wide by 1.5" deep.
Meraki means to put part of yourself into your creation. While most of McLean's pieces are self portraits, this dynamic statement piece, which includes a photograph or her at its center, is perhaps the most complex of the paintings she has made of herself. She captures the two karmic sides of herself in relation to her physical body, and also to the rest of the universe. The combination of text, photography, oil and acrylic paint create an unsettling yet captivating visual treat.