Cal Lane is an accomplished Canadian artist who was born in 1968 in Nova Scotia. She is renowned for her unique and transformative metalwork, where she takes everyday objects and transforms them into intricately patterned and delicate designs. Lane studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and later, she received an MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from the University of British Columbia. Lane’s signature technique involves taking found objects such as shovels, oil drums, wheelbarrows, and even cars, and using an industrial plasma cutter to meticulously hand-cut patterns into them. She transforms these abrasive, masculine objects into delicate and intricate structures, often imbuing them with a feminist message that celebrates the resilience of women. Today, Lane continues to create innovative works of art and draw inspiration from the world around her. Her work remains an incredible testament to the transformative power of art, and she is celebrated as one of Canada’s most innovative artists, constantly pushing boundaries and paving the way for future generations.
b. 1968, Halifax, NS.