Works of Art From Utilitarian Garden Tools

February 27, 2012 by


Photo via Cal Lane.

Artist Cal Lane wields her welder’s torch into steel objects like wheelbarrows and shovels, cutting into them delicate and intricate lace patterns transforming the once utilitarian tools into works of art.

Photo via Cal Lane.

Photo via Cal Lane.

Living on a Putnam, NY property belonging to one of her collectors, Lane has also in her spare time exercised another kind of creativity–painting the house, installing a koi pond, and planting an herb garden.

Photo via


  1. property dealer in delhi said:

    thanks for sharing this post

    — February 28, 2012 @ 03:31

  2. Anja said:

    Wow! Really wonderful artwork.

    — February 28, 2012 @ 04:16

  3. Ellen Spector Platt said:

    With tools like this, who needs a garden? perfect for city apartments.

    — February 28, 2012 @ 09:08

  4. Sharon Wong said:

    Cal Lane – you are my Goddess!!! LOVE IT, MADLY!

    — February 28, 2012 @ 09:14

  5. gardenglamour said:

    Sexy, shameless, and Glamorous! Love it! Where can I buy?

    — February 28, 2012 @ 10:24

  6. Annie Haven | Authentic Haven Brand said:

    most stunning works of art from everyday hand tools absolutely beautiful

    — February 28, 2012 @ 10:35

  7. Debora said:


    — February 28, 2012 @ 21:29

  8. Rolawn said:

    I have NEVER seen these before! They’re amazing, and so beautiful.

    I know just the place for these…

    — February 29, 2012 @ 08:34

  9. Susan Taylor Brown said:

    Oh my goodness. WANT! These are stunning.

    — March 5, 2012 @ 19:56

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