In the digital-crazed age we live in today where a lot of humans are behind a computer screen over 40 hours a week, a genuine pair of WORKING HANDS can be a sight for sore eyes. The dirt, burns and bandages that cover cuts and scrapes give way to STORIES THAT NEED TO BE TOLD, and metal shaper Lane Walkup’s hands are definitely a conversation starter. To learn more about her work, RANGE met with Lane Walkup in Portland to discuss her trade.
Ranging from blacksmithing to casting and torch welding, Lane is a true multidisciplinary in the world of metal shaping. By combining traditional techniques with original designs, Lane’s ability to transform harsh elements into minimalist, creative and functional pieces of art is what draws me to her work.