Margeret McLellan Option Auction & Regal Eagle
According to the artist's own webpages, Margaret Maclellan graduated in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh Collage of Art in 1987. She now works in the Outer Hebrides where not only is the challenging landscape of perennial interest but it’s layers of culture, history and nature help inform her work.
The Works of Art
The University of Canberra Art Collection has two works of art representing Margaret McLellan. Both works of art are believed to be wood-cut prints created in 1979 and are the first in a very limited range of ten prints. Both works depict rather abstract ideas. Option Auction shows two scenes. On the top register is a series of door, some open and others closed with geese peering out with numbers around their necks. In the lower register is a set of wooden chairs. The second image, Regal Eagle, depicts a room with a chair and a small bird sitting on it . Opposite is an image of an eagle in a heraldric spread-eagle position. The images of the chair and the eagle are somewhat juxtaposed. Both are interesting situations and much can be read into each.