Sculptor Edouard Martinet uses myriad discarded parts
from old bicycles,cars, flea markets , garage sales ,car boot sales, refuse materials such as rusted kitchen pots , pans, and any other scrap metals to create these delicate amazing insects sculptures .
What sets Martinet’s work apart is the brilliant formal clarity of his sculptures, and their extraordinary elegance of articulation.
“I do not have a set way of working. Either I first imagine and design the sculpture without having all the parts or I use parts I already have and see what I can create. It takes about a month to make a sculpture and I can sometimes work on two or three sculptures at the same time. It took me just a month to make my first sculpture and 17 years for my last one! Sometimes, I have all the pieces I need bar one, and then I find the missing piece by chance when I’m not looking”. Artists statement