Jean Martin, a French welder turned artist, creates works in nuts that blend and interact with their environment.
Living on the paradise island of Saint-Barthélemy, the sculptor draws his inspiration from nature and its beauty.
His post-classical divinities are made from 20,000 stainless steel nuts, each individually welded.
The artist spends 10 hours a day wielding fire to give birth to gleaming iron creatures.
Working mainly with curves, his creations have a fluid, ethereal appearance, full of transparency. Interacting with the landscape, his sculptures evolve according to the four elements.
As the different lights reflect off the metal, the wind passes through the nuts, adding dimension to the work.