{The Dig} Todd McLellan

by Kate on March 4, 2011

For his new Disassembly series, Canadian artist Todd McLellan has created an incredible collection of photographs documenting the deconstruction of everyday items. It is truly fascinating to see how many little pieces go into a simple alarm clock, or hand mower. I’m inspired beyond measure, and I’m truly worried this version of The Dig may start me on a destructive phase. For further wonder and amazement to lead you into the weekend, you should watch the time-lapse video of Todd at work. Happy Friday!

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Susan March 4, 2011 at 8:10 am


cami boyett March 4, 2011 at 8:37 am

this is very, very cool.

alexis March 4, 2011 at 8:59 am

Loving the deconstructed keyboard. I would frame the photo and have it near my desk, as it would be great inspiration when I experience writer’s block. Just looking at all of the fabulous pieces that come together to make a machine that allows us to express on the page would be enough to push me into a creative, typing frenzy.

The Vintique Object March 4, 2011 at 11:14 am

My favorite is also the typewriter. Just beautiful. Keep the good posts coming.

Tricia Rose March 5, 2011 at 7:46 am

Can’t you just SEE the little kid he must have been?

Christine March 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I’ve been seeing more photography of deconstructed objects lately but these are so beautifully done.

Gladys Perint Palmer March 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm


Rose Offner November 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I am crazy about assemblage art. The concept of deconstructing the pieces an the assembling is fantastic really lovely. Did you take things a part as a child?

The typewriter is stunning can I link to your image and put it on my website. I am a writer and an artist and it really speaks to me. Just curious but how much do you sell something like that or that for?

Rose Offner

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