Artist Cal Lane writes that she likes "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."
To see what unusual objects this artist uses for comparison and contrast, just
Cal Lane embraces the ultrafeminine creation of lace and turns it on its head. She takes lace-like patterns and hand cuts them into masculine materials, such as shovels, I-beams, and wheelbarrows. Her delicate lace-like patterns have also appeared in exhibitions using dirt as the medium for their display.
Take look at the gallery below for an introduction to some of her work.