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March 16, 2015 AT 6:00 am

A Blacksmith Evokes Surprisingly Human Forms from Single Steel Bolts

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Artist Tobbe Malm sees poetry as spare, discarded screws and bolts.

From Colossal.

Oslo-based blacksmith and photographer Tobbe Malm manages to create unusually emotional sculptures using old bolts. The series began when Malm stumbled onto the rusting bolts at a barn in Bergsladen, Sweden. He immediately recognized the wide caps and slender stems as having humanistic qualities so he gathered them up and proceeded to heat, forge, twist and bend them into shape in his studio. The resulting collection of sculptures titled Bolt Poetry, evokes humanistic moments of affection, sadness, and pain. You can see more of his work on Behance. (via Lustik)

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