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Bolt Poetry: Blacksmith Evokes Emotion In Steel By Bending It Into Human Shapes

Published 5 years ago

Nails, nuts and bolts aren’t very emotional things by themselves. But that’s where artists come in! Tobbe Malm, a Swedish blacksmith and photographer living in Oslo, has made Bolt Poetry: tiny, emotion filled sculptures made from bolts. Collected from a Swedish farm where they were rusting away, these bolts were transformed into people. People who seem to be grieving, a lot.

The bolts reminded me of human forms, and I felt they had something to tell. I heated them, forged, bent and twisted.” Tobbe writes on his website “I tried to create relations, meetings and situations and suddenly stories emerged about sorrow, joy, pain, warmth and humour. A kind of poetry was created, hence the title.” Somehow, I haven’t noticed neither joy nor humour.

Maybe the honorable reader has senses more acute than mine!

More info: jermalm.com | behance | Facebook

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Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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