Cal Lane is an accomplished artist from Halifax Nova Scotia with and MFA from SUNY Purchase. Five Shovels is her 2005 work made from old garden spades detailed via a plasma steel cutter. Cal Lane demonstrates upcycling in fine form creating timeless artwork from discarded metal. With works such as the Car Hood, Wheel Barrow, and IBeam Cal’s creative thinking brings beauty and life to someone else’s trash. The “Carved Lace” or “Beautiful Filth” has been featured in the NY Times, Village Voice, and New York Sun. She strikes a strange balance and melding between masculine hardness and utility with wispy feminine curvature and beauty. Check out more of her work after the jump.