Chandler McLellan — Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette Podcast #48: Abstract Sculptor

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Episode 48: Chandler McLellan — Abstract Sculptor

Chandler McLellan is an abstract sculptor who has spent the majority of his adult life working in the trades — including being a trained carpenter and cabinet maker. Now a full-time artist, he creates objects that inspire stories, interpretation, and imagination — regardless of the passage of time. Hear how our brains interact with abstract art, his favorite materials and types of wood to sculpt with, and why there’s beauty in simplicity. This episode covers everything from woodworking to the abstract. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • Why sculpting?
  • How big are Chandler’s sculptures?
  • Did he always want to be an artist?
  • What are his favorite materials to work with and why?
  • How does he come up with the titles of his sculptures?
  • How long does it take him to finish a sculpture?
  • If he were granted $1 million for an art project, what would he create?
  • What’s the hardest part of being an artist?
Episode #48

Show Notes

  • Intro
  • [0:55] Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette
  • [1:01] Whitney Rosenson, Art Dimensions
  • [1:12] Check out Chandler’s art at ArtDimensionsOnline.com
  • [1:35] What is he up to these days in his studio?
  • [2:40] Why sculpting?
  • [4:02] How long has Chandler been sculpting?
  • [4:39] How big are his sculptures?
  • [4:54] Check out Chandler’s art at ArtDimensionsOnline.com & ChandlerMcLellan.com
  • [5:12] Did Chandler always want to be an artist?
  • [6:39] Instagram
  • [7:35] What are Chandler’s favorite materials to work with and why?
  • Inspiration
  • [9:32] How does Chandler come up with the titles of his sculptures?
  • [13:42] Who are some of his favorite influences?
  • [15:08] Social Media
  • [15:37] How would Chandler describe his aesthetic in 3 words?
  • [18:03] How long does it take him to finish a sculpture?
  • [18:41] What does he hope people will get from his sculptures?
  • Rapid-Fire Q&A
  • [21:53] If Chandler were granted $1 million for an art project, what would he create?
  • [23:00] Where would it be?
  • [23:30] How does Chandler stay motivated?
  • [24:48] What type of music does he listen to?
  • [25:38] What’s his favorite season?
  • [25:48] What’s his favorite food?
  • [26:12] What’s his favorite part of being an artist?
  • [26:28] What’s the hardest part of being an artist?
  • [27:12] Check out Chandler’s art at ArtDimensionsOnline.com & ChandlerMcLellan.com
  • [27:22] Email Whitney if you have any questions on Carla & more
  • [27:34] Follow Art Dimensions on Instagram @ArtDimensions and join the Facebook Group
  • [27:47] Follow the Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette and tell a friend about the podcast
  • [28:09] Check out Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette on Goodpods, where you can see what your favorite people are listening to

What is Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette?

How does contemporary art get created? Hear the behind-the-scenes of some of today’s great painters, sculptors, photographers, and collectors. Learn the inspiration, motivation, and creative processes that make contemporary art possible. Hosted by Whitney Rosenson, Owner of Art Dimensions Online — your online home for art leasing and sales from over 80 talented artists.

What is Art Dimensions?

For more than thirty years, we have specialized in the leasing and sale of fine, contemporary art including painting, print, sculpture and photography. We are proud to have more than 80 talented artists on our roster.

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