Cal Lane Turns Touch Metal Materials into Delicate Works of Art

By: Meghan Young - Apr 18, 2015
References: callane & thisiscolossal
The work of Cal Lane continues to astound audiences through his latest series of industrial lace sculptures. He manages to give touch metal objects such as car hoods, shovels and wheelbarrows a delicate spin by carving intricately to their surfaces. Using a blowtorch to create the industrial lace sculptures, the patterns are inspired by those used in religious ceremonies such as weddings, christenings and funerals.

At once exposing and hiding, the industrial lace sculptures represent a world of dichotomies. About his work, Lane says, "Like a Wrestler in a tutu, the absurdity of having opposing extremist stances is there for reaction and not rational understanding; the rational discussion arises in the search for how one thing defines the other by its proximity."