Nicholas Nyland produces brightly coloured sculptures made from paper, glazed ceramics, watercolours, gouache, acrylic, chain and grommets. He has a fascination for the life form and the will to decorate. Nicholas borrows freely from a gloriously visual culture, once describing his work as abstract but finding that the term was too wide and limiting.
Emily Green of Chance of Rain had house with no downspout, her house was built in the 1950s and after watching precious perfectly good water get swished down her driveway into the storm water drains and then have to pay for water from the council to water her garden, she decided she needed to take action.
So she enlisted the help of Ruben Ruiz, who would install giant metal rain spout flowers that would not only catch and distribute water to storage and the garden, but would also provide the pleasant, calming sound of water falling on metal.
As a self confessed “Devil’s Advocate”, with a preference for contrasting textures placed side by side, Cal Lane’s career choice doesn’t really come as a surprise, especially when you find out she creates delicate metal lace sculptures from wheelbarrows, oil drums, metal pipes and I-Beams. These delicate sculptures form three dimensional installations at places like Museum of Lace Manufacturers in Retournac, France and they manage to represent the height of femininity, in the lace and the strength of masculinity. All of Cal’s work has meticulous skill and attention to detail, as can be seen in some of the pictures below.