Edouard Martinet’s Masterfully Sculpted Animals And Insects Made From Bicycle, Car And Motorcycle Parts

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French artist Edouard Martinet assembles faithful interpretations of birds, crustaceans, insects, and other creatures with countless objects from discarded bicycles, cars, and household objects. A bicycle pump forms the abdomen of a dragonfly, windshield wipers serve as the legs of a fly, or the metal logos of a bicycle manufacturer are layered to create the dense scales of a fish. All the more incredible considering Martinet never welds or solders his pieces, but instead uses only screws or fasteners, selecting only the perfect components that “fit” each assemblage like a puzzle. Continue reading »

‘Pornographie’ by Édouard Levé

'Pornographie' by Édouard Levé

Only a Frenchman could make clothed sex scenes arousing. From writer and photographer Édouard Levé’s 2002 photo series Pornographie. Levé published many books of photography and writing. He sent his publisher his last book, Suicide, a fiction about the suicide of a childhood friend, ten days before he took his own life at age 42. Continue reading »