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.
Now fer yiz.
French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre recently conducted an experiment at natural reserve locations in Gabon, Africa, observing how various wild animals react to their own reflection in a mirror.
The results: apathy, vanity, mild curiosity and outright aggression.
Much like teh hoomins.