This Blacksmith Gives Raw Emotion To Cold Steel And The Results Are Amazing


Tobbe Malm, a blacksmith from Oslo, Sweden has an amazing talent. Through manipulating steel nuts and bolts, he can imbue them with an emotive and almost human feel. His 'Bolt Poetry' series conjures up feelings of sadness and joy among viewers due to the way in which the bolts are bent and positioned.


Tobbe writes on his website,

“The bolts are from an old farm in the heart of a the area Bergsladen in Sweden. I found them in a barn… 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 humor. A kind of poetry was created, hence the title."

Website: Jernmalm











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