Madeleine d'Irvy Lord (1949- ) makes sculpture from scrap metal. She draws on the metal, cuts through it, blistering the color and/or adding new color. Lord transforms car doors into portraits and wreckage into flowers. Her interests are comparative religion and various social issues. Her work focuses on the essence of the human being. Lord was a finalist for the Red Line public art project in Boston in 1986. She has exhibited extensively in Massachusetts and in Connecticut. Her work is in several public collections including Forrest Hills Cemetery in Boston, the Lion and Lamb Peace Center in Ohio, the Newman Center at Indiana University, and Good Shepherd Parish in California.