Almost graphic in design, this towering sculpture made from brightly coloured strips of steel is an abstract sketch of a face. She contrasts with her architectural setting, sharing with it perhaps only her steel structure. Glamorously female and full of fun, Eye-I gives a saucy wink to people hurrying by on Bishopsgate’s busy pavements below. Viewed against the London sky, she performs happily for passers-by and can raise a smile on the greyest day.

A major figure in British contemporary art, McLean trained as a sculptor under Sir Anthony Caro at St Martin's School of Art in London. Irreverence and wit are at the heart of his work, and McLean is happy to mock both himself and the art world with refreshing candour. Based in London, McLean has an international reputation and his work has been exhibited throughout Europe and the USA.
This sculpture is part of Talking Statues, find out more information here.

More art in Broadgate

06. Alchemy


Look upwards to see the graduated colours of the overhead beams.

13. Venus (Secret Gem)

Venus (Secret Gem)

These massive, wall mounted bronze torsos were inspired by the Venus de Milo.

Rush Hour

Rush Hour

Rush Hour resonates with most of us - it's the end of the day and we want to get home.