New York-based artist Cal Lane is an internationally acclaimed sculptor who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Master degree in Fine Arts in sculpture from State University of New York. She trained as a welder before studying art and transforms industrial steel products, like dumpsters, oil drums, and I-beams, into delicate works of sculpture. The Canadian artist explores contradictions & contrasts in her work – industrial and domestic; masculine and feminine; strong and delicate; ornament and function. In an article on This Is Colossal she says this about the dichotomy of her work:
“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.”
Images: Courtesy of Cal Lane.