Emotional Bolt Sculptures By Sweden Artist Tobbe Malm

Tobbe Malm is an artist and blacksmith from Sweden and currently living in Norway. In a series entitled Bolt Poetry, he transforms old steel bolts into human-like forms with emotion.

Image Credit: jernmalm.com

Image Credit: jernmalm.com

Image Credit: jernmalm.com

Image Credit: jernmalm.com

Image Credit: jernmalm.com

Image Credit: jernmalm.com

Image Credit: jernmalm.com

Image Credit: jernmalm.com

Image Credit: jernmalm.com

On his website, Tobbe explains: "The bolts are from an old farm in the heart of a the area Bergsladen in Sweden. I found them in a barn. They had been lying there for a long time and they might well have continued to lie there until they had rusted away and returned to their original mineral form. The bolts reminded me of human forms, and I felt they had something to tell. I heated them, forged, bent and twisted. 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."

Emotional Bolt Sculptures By Sweden Artist Tobbe Malm Emotional Bolt Sculptures By Sweden Artist Tobbe Malm Reviewed by Vasanthakumar Saravanan on June 21, 2015 Rating: 5