One man's junk is another man's art -- that's the phrase for the intricate wildlife art pieces by French artist Edouard Martinet, who crafts astoundingly detailed and life-like sculptures of fish, birds and insects from pieces of discarded junk -- but without any soldering!
According to his website, the former graphic designer-turned-sculptor has been doing this for the last twenty years, finding his materials at flea markets and car scrap yards, which range from rusted kitchenwares, typewriter keys, car lights, brakes, chains and other pieces of scrap.
Most amazingly, Martinet uses no soldering whatsoever, preferring to fit each piece like one would put together an intricate puzzle (the man must have a kind of persevering patience to be reckoned with). Understandably, each piece takes a long time to complete, due to the nature of his process, which involves a lot of draft sketches and trial-and-error assembly.
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