Before you throw those old motorcycle, bicycle and car parts in the trash, take a second look at them. If you have a creative mind, you might be able to see something entirely different, like animal sculptures.
That’s how French artist Edouard Martinet sees discarded items. Instead of leaving them for trash, he transforms them into something amazing. With an old bicycle part, Martinet may create a beautiful bird, insect or fish. From a motorcycle, he may create a fly or a dragonfly.
Part of the beauty of his sculptures is that he never solders or welds the parts together. Instead, he relies solely on screws and fasteners that are also a part of the original machine.
Naturally, his fantastic pieces of art have caught the eye of the art world. He will open an exhibit at Sladmore Contemporary in early May to show them off. Here is a sneak peek of some of his best pieces.
A bicycle pump, rear lights from a bike, upholstery tacks, and even a gas cap, make up this Dragonfly.
Bicycle logo badges make up the body of this fish. The artist use front fenders and car bumpers for the head and flashlights for the eyes.
It’s no surprise that Martinet is so successful with his art. With his attention to detail and amazing sense of style, these sculptures are one-of-a-kind.