from: Archie McPhee's Geyser of Awesome
It’s hard to believe it’s been a few years since the Department of Extraordinary Upcycling last posted about the work of French artist Edouard Martinet (previously featured here). These are some of the latest animal sculptures Martinet has made using parts from old cars, bicycles, and discarded household objects. Even though they’re made of metal, these animals and insects all look so natural that it’s hard to figure out what their various components originally were. It’s even more astonishing still when you learn that Martinet doesn’t do any welding or soldering.
“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.”
Head over to Colossal for additional photos and more information about what Martinet used to make each of these awesome sculptures.