Cal Lane Turns Blue Collar Items into Green Art

 - Jan 13, 2011
References: foleygallery & paulbaines
Many people would look at an oil drum or a dumpster and see a brutish and ugly piece of metal, but Cal Lane saw an opportunity to make something beautiful.

Her art imposes lilting, feminine artistry on industrial objects that are typically associated with blue collar labour and gritty masculinity. Cal Lane also has a political edge to her art: some of her more recent works have included an oil barrel with an 'oil spill' for added impact. Keep your eyes peeled for Cal Lane's next piece involving an abandoned Soviet submarine.