Artist Statement

Madeleine Lord

Massachusetts artist Madeleine Lord gives new life to metal and steel scraps found at her local dump. The transformed pieces become flowers, dogs, fish, birds, clothing and anything her grand imagination can conceive of. To visit her studio is to encounter old refrigerators, stoves and dishwashers awaiting new life. Her blowtorch becomes her pencil. Some of Lord's surfaces remain enameled as they were; others she paints with generous brush strokes and vivid colors. Her work is free standing or can be hung on walls or nestled in corners. Her results are energetic, intriguing, playful and simply ingenious.

An excellent painter, Lord is a graduate of Smith College (BA Studio Art) and The Shawsheen Vocational Technical School where she studied welding. She has exhibited throughout New England and her work is included in many public and private collections. Commissioned pieces can be found throughout the United States.