Works of Artist Cal Lane. I first saw her work at the amazing show Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting.
And have since thought about it often, I particularly like how she leaves the dirt from the process to make lace patterns on the floor.
A wonderful mixture of the masculine and feminine material...
I feel like she took the words right out of my mouth:
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. There is also a secondary relationship being explored here, of lace used in religious ceremonies as in weddings, christenings and funerals,