Insects and Animals Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet


New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet sculpture insects assemblage animals

It’s hard to believe that these perfectly assembled sculptures by French artist Edouard Martinet ever existed in any other form than they appear now. Yet every head, thorax, leg, wing, and eye from these assorted creatures was once part of a car, bicycle, typewriter, or other found objects. Reading through his material lists it becomes clear how completely thorough and judicious Martinet is in selecting the perfect objects to realize his vision, truly a master of his craft. You can see several additional new works on his website.

New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet sculpture insects assemblage animals Above: Butterfly, detail. Butterfly. 25″ x 14″ x 22″ H. Legs: bike brake parts, pieces of windshield wipers, bike chains. Abdomen: old acetylene light tank. Thorax: car suspension part, small spoon parts, cream chargers. Head: headlights, bike parts. Butterfly trunk: clock springs. Hair: pieces of a typewriter daisy wheel. Antennae: brake cables, drawer knobs.   New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet sculpture insects assemblage animals Above: Butterfly, detail.   New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet sculpture insects assemblage animals Above: Rhinoceros beetle. 13″ x 11″ x 6″ H. Legs: bike brake parts, bike derailleur chain, bike chain ring. Head and horn: small bike brake, pieces of a typewriter daisy wheel.Antennae: small bike parts. Thorax: shoe tree, bike Luxor headlight. Abdomen: motorbike light, shell-shaped drawer handles.


 
New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet sculpture insects assemblage animals Above: Rhinoceros beetle, detail.   New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet sculpture insects assemblage animals Above: Three-spined stickleback. 34″ x 5″ x 13″ H. Body: moped fenders and chain guards. Bones: tablespoons. Gills: car door parts. Fins: cake tins, fish slices, compasses. Tail: motorbike silencer, fish slices. Eyes: flashlights. Head: Solex front fenders.   New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet sculpture insects assemblage animals Above: Moth. 31″ x 16″ x 7″ H. Wings: moped chain guards (rusted and patinated). Abdomen: motorbike headlights. Thorax: very old car headlamp. Legs: large upholstery tacks, car boot hinges, pieces of windshield wipers, bike brake parts, chain guards. Head: old rear position lamps, bike parts, pieces of a daisy wheel. Butterfly trunk: clock springs. Antennae: aluminium heating resistor.   New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet sculpture insects assemblage animals Above: Moth, detail.   New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet sculpture insects assemblage animals Above: Wasp. 11″ x 6″ x 16″ H. Abdomen: steel tips for boots, bike headlights. Thorax and head: steel tips and bells from bikes and typewriters. Eyes: vintage watch case.Antennae: spectacles arms. Legs: bike brakes, bike chain, spoon handles. Wings: glass.   New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet sculpture insects assemblage animals Above: Red ant. 25″ x 16″ x 9″ H. Thorax and head: sauce spoons, car parts. Eyes: marbles. Abdomen: bike or motorbike headlights. Antennae: small bike chains. Legs: cream chargers, brake parts, chains, alarm clock feet, spoon handles.   New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet sculpture insects assemblage animals Above: Dragonfly. 37″ x 49″ x 15″ H. Abdomen: patinated copper/brass bicycle pump, car horn part, parts of old acetylene bike lights (at the ends). Thorax: two motorbike rear lights, shell-shaped drawer handles, big upholstery tacks. Head: car or lorry old stop lights, parts of acetylene bike lights, parts of a daisy wheel for typewriter (hair from the mouth). Legs: tubes, bike cable guide, wing nuts, wire. Wings: umbrella ribs, wire, wire netting for hen coops.   New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet sculpture insects assemblage animals Above: Dragonfly, detail.   And don’t forget, if you’re looking for a piece of original art to hang on your walls, check out artFido HERE!


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