The Coffee Shop – Insectophile

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From Sladmore Contemporary:

Take one workshop full of junk and a Frenchman with an eye for detail (not to mention an obsession with bugs) and you will find the most eclectic mix of metal insects this side of a sci-fi novel. This short documentary follows Edouard Martinet’s patient and extraordinary process as he creates sculptures that are utterly beautiful, distinctly creepy and somehow completely true to nature. All this despite his medium being piles of bent metal and old rusty bicycles.

I particularly like the fish.  🙂

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7 Responses to The Coffee Shop – Insectophile

  1. Fascinating sculptures. My only concern when watching the videos is the fact he appears to be using nearly priceless old tin toys for parts. Those should be restored, not recycled. This dates me, but when I see toys I played with as a kid now selling for hundreds of dollars, it makes me wish our family had a safe storeroom to keep that stuff. On the upside, I still have a few items, now safely ensconced in a sealed whatnot cabinet.

  2. Sculpture has always fascinated me. There are several local parks with wonderful sculptures in them. I have been wanting to get some photos when the light is just right, usually either late in the day or at sunrise. Need to start feeling better first, since walking aggravates whatever is going on in my right side.

    Down in Greeneville, TN there is a wonderful statue of President Andrew Johnson, located just across the street from his home and tailor shop. Seems that every time I am down there, I am in a big hurry to get to a meeting, or the light sucks for good photography.

    In order to do good outdoor photos, the light needs to be right. Noonday is the worst time for most pictures. The best light of all is on those days when there is a “golden hour.” When the angle of the sun and atmospheric conditions all come together just right, it creates a magical few minutes before fading away into dusk.

  3. Chuck, Seems to me there are some pictures waiting to be taken … 🙂
    Post an example of photo in which “the light is just right” if you get a chance, so I can see what you mean.

  4. wordcloud9 says:

    Wow – the fish is terrific Joy, but the Lobster is my favorite!

  5. Light just right?
    How about these?


  6. Beautiful, Chuck. Thank you.
    *give_rose* <– that is a test. 🙂

  7. Oh well. You can see the intent. 🙂

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