This new catalog which acts with congruity with my Ph.D. is my life's collected works from 1991-2018. It has a methodology of A/r/tography which explicates the (A)rtist, (R)esearcher & (T)eacher and will accompany my PhD's dissertation. It contains both traditional drawing and digital illustration.
REVIEW BY JIM PAVLIDIS, (The Age):
'A Certain Beauty In Un-Resolution’ is a substantial life-affirming body of work by an artist who is not a passive observer, but a fully-engaged participant. Employing a visual language developed over 20 years that is urgent, sensitive and highly refined, Richard McLean’s visceral response to his world is often confronting. He utilises his considerable technical prowess across traditional and digital media to not merely record life’s myriad nooks and crannies but to question them, with surprising results.'
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Artist / Researcher / Teacher (A/r/tographer)
A/r/tography is a form of practice-based research steeped in the arts and education. Alongside other arts-based, arts-informed and aesthetically defined methodologies, a/r/tography is one of many emerging forms of inquiry that refer to the arts as a way of re-searching the world to enhance understanding. Yet, it goes even further by recognizing the educative potential of teaching and learning as acts of inquiry. Together, the arts and education complement, resist, and echo one another through rhizomatic relations of living inquiry.
- Rita Irwin, (2015)