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Edouard Martinet’s enchanting metal animal sculptures are made from old bike parts

Posted By Ana Lisa On January 2, 2015 @ 12:20 pm In Art,carousel showcase,gallery,Recycled Materials | No Comments


 

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Photo © Ian Sanderson

The French artist created his jolly running ostrich [6] by securing the assorted metal parts with a few screws and opted not to use a weld [7]ing iron. His pigeon and a very cute robin sculpture appear to share some gossip before taking a flight. A shrimp made from metal spoons and other recycled kitchen elements has plenty of antennas made from – you guessed it – radio antennas.

A rusty blue fish is another of Martinets meticulously crafted sea creatures [8]. And his cute baby wasp seems to be pleasantly sleeping. Sustainable, detailed, hand-made and yet sturdy, Martinets recycled metal animals will hopefully never see extinction [9].

+ Edouard Martinet [3]

All photos © Ian Sanderson


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[3] Edouard Martinet: http://www.edouardmartinet.net/

[4] recycled metal beasts: http://inhabitat.com/travis-pond-crafts-elaborate-larger-than-life-beasts-from-scrap-motorcycles/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/03/Edouard-Martinet-Recycled-Bikes-Metal-Animal-Sculptures-3.jpg

[6] ostrich: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrich

[7] weld: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welding

[8] sea creatures: http://inhabitat.com/artist-valerie-buess-twists-and-turns-paper-into-magical-underwater-creatures/

[9] extinction: http://inhabitat.com/takayuki-hori-beautiful-x-ray-origami-animals-shine-light-on-8-endangered-species/

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