Edouard Martinet’s fish, animal and insect sculptures are all created using cast-off junk that he finds in flea markets and car boot sales. Edouard takes about a month to make each sculpture and usually works on two or three pieces at the same time. Although, that being said, the dragonfly sculpture in the collection below took a whopping 15 years to complete! The idea was there, but Edouard failed to find the perfect pieces to make it.
His sculptures are screwed together. This gives his forms an extra level of visual richness – but not in a way that merely conveys the dry precision of, say, a watchmaker. There is an X-Factor here, a graceful wit, a re-imagining of the obvious in which a beautifully finished object glows not with perfection, but with character, with new life.
Via: Edouard Martinet