Cal Lane – Plasma Artist

Artists never cease to amaze with their inventive use of tools and mediums. Canadian born Cal Lane works with a plasma cutter to create stunning work like this. Her materials are often discarded items like oil cans, car parts and gates among others. While we wouldn’t want to move a pile of sand with those shovels and barrow, we could definitely make room to display them!

Tools as a medium

Garden tools as medium…

Here is how she interprets her works: “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.”

You can find out more about her and her work here…

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