One of my readers sent me some pictures of Cal Lane’s work and I fell in love with it at first sight. What an incredible work! So I wanted to share her work with you. Cal Lane a Canadian native sculptor and welder artist. She turns the most banal daily objects into pure beauty by cutting intricate lace like patterns into steel and iron. The clumsy old wheelbarrow turned into a pure delight. One person’s trash is another’s treasure as it goes is so true about these old oil tanks. But her work is not only to transform something ugly into pure beauty but she also questions what is going on in the world we are living in. One of her earlier exhibits, “Car Bomb,” explored deeper meaning as well. “My new work has become more political, the consequence of living in a time of war and feeling the guilt of a bystander,” says Lane. “With the first political piece titled ‘Filigree Car Bombing’ I focused on creating a tasteless relationship of images. Images of flowers and ‘prettiness’ in the form of a violent and sensitive situation.” She expresses herself also in other medias, this exhibition was called “dirt lace” an installation she did in New York 2004. She is constantly being exposed all over the US and has had exhibitions both in France and Belgium. I hope she comes back to Europe soon to be able to see her work “live”. Thanks Isabelle for sharing her work with us!