Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cal Lane

"Lane is intrigued by contrasts in feminine and male conventions, and uses her welding torch to cut doilies and baroque patterns into mundane objects such as wheel barrows, I-beams, dumpsters and shovels. These objects, once relied upon for their durability, are transformed via oxyacetylene torch into delicate and decorative skeletons."

this is a dumpster that Cal Lane has "filigreed" with a torch.

this is from a piece called "filigree car bombing"--the exquisite and disturbing irony of applying a decorative motif to something quite horrific and all too familiar

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