Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Steel Lace

Cal Lane born in Halifax , Nova Scotia is a sculptor and welder who turns ordinary objects into lacy artworks. She creates stunning sculptures by handcutting lace trimming patterns into rusty metal objects. Shovels, old car doors, l-beams and oil drums are transformed into transparent, delicate lingerie-like sculptures.
Photo by Phil Mansfield
“I like to work as a visual devil’s advocate, using contradiction as a vehicle for finding my way to an empathetic image, an image of opposition that creates a balance – as well as a clash – by comparing and contrasting ideas and materials.This manifested in a series of “Industrial Doilies”, pulling together industrial and domestic life as well as relationships of strong and delicate, masculine and feminine, practical and frivolity, ornament and function.”
—Cal Lane


**EYE-SNACKS** said...

Abolute amazing ! Thanx for showing. I became a follower because I found alot of inspiration!

Nelly said...

These are totally amazing. Love your blog, I came across it on the Homesteaders Yahoo group. We are classmates.

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