Edouard Martinet Uses Discarded Metal to Craft Sculptures of Insects, Birds, and Fish

Edouard Martinet is a French sculptor who uses discarded metal to craft beautiful sculptures of insects, birds, and fish. Despite being constructed from car parts, old cutlery, and other household objects that have served its purpose, Martinet’s works are incredibly detailed and anatomically correct.

Most of Martinet’s sculptures start as a sketch. From there, the artist goes through his impressive collection of metal parts to pick out the ones that fit perfectly or can be manipulated in order to bring his vision to life. Sometimes, it can take months or even years for him to finish a particular piece, as he prefers to wait until he finds the perfect part instead of making adjustments to his original idea.

Martinet sources his materials by visiting flea markets, garage sales, and antique shops. There, he picks up items that he believes could fit in a piece he works at that particular moment or could come in handy in the future.

 One particularly impressive thing about Martinet’s creative process is that he doesn’t weld the individual parts of the sculpture. Instead, he uses screws and fasteners to keep them in place.

Martinet regularly shares his newest creations on social media. Scroll down to check out more of them.