Swedish Artist Makes Striking Sculptures of Steel Bolts

Swedish artist and blacksmith Tobbe Malm currently lives and works in Norway. He created a peculiar new way of expressing himself aptly named Bolt Poetry. Malm givesĀ a new role tp old steel bolts which he found in an old barn in Bergsladen in Sweden. Tobbe Malm explains: “I found the bolts in a barn. They laid there for a long time and they would probably have continued to rust away there and gradually return to their original mineral form. The bolts reminded me of human shape, and I felt I had something to say. So I used some heating, forging, bending and twisting. I tried to make relations, meetings and events and suddenly emerged stories of sadness, joy, pain, warmth and humor. The type of poetry is created, hence the name. “

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