Madeleine Lord


I start with carefully selected scrap metal.  My process is not unlike assembling a 3-D crazy quilt, where each scrap is interesting in its own right, but is redefined by inclusion to become something else entirely.

I want to make a new art influenced by all that I love to look at from the symmetric Cycladic idols and Congo guardians to the dramatic sweeping gestures of Baroque Italian work.  My goal is to jump off the plank of fabrication to the next level – story surrounded by layers of imagined context – that artist and viewer each contribute.  I work the skeletal to the surface and the surface to the skeletal.  The pulse, history, future of each piece arrives after I finish.