Artist Creates Fish, Animal & Insect Sculptures using Cast-off Junk


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.¬†

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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.

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Insect Sculptures

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Insect Sculptures

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