Everybody loves water in the desert. I was pleasantly surprised during the edit to see that George made an appearance. I know him from all the other rabbits because of the tiny notch in his ear. A burro just happened to come by in time to be included. Ben went against the script and decided to just nudge the bucket. You can lead a steer to water but you can’t make him drink. Note: The swimming bees were rescued.
Birds, insects and other beasts constructed from bits and pieces of discarded bikes, cars, household appliances and metal badges by Eduoard Martinet.
Rather amazingly, the sculptor doesn’t weld, but instead screws and fastens each perfectly chosen component together to create the effect. According to Sladmore Contemporary in London, which will exhibit Martinet’s work this May:
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.