Edouard Martinet is a talented French sculptor with an original affinity for transforming everyday metal junk into beautiful works of art. If there’s anything we like more than a little bit of aquatic or piscine culture, it’s steampunk fish art. The steampunk fish art of Edouard Martinet is unique in that all the pieces are assembled to fit together like a puzzle and there is no soldering used in any of them. The images of these retro-themed aquatic denizens makes them appear no bigger than a large lure but in fact they are “life-size” and carry an enormous amount of parts and detail. Although we are only featuring the steampunk fish in this post, Monsieur Martinet produces sculptures in this style of almost all creatures imaginable including birds, insects and lots of exotic looking insects. Pictures are great but we bet that these sculptures would be fascinating to see in person. However, buying prints of these sculptures is about as close as any of us will ever get to owning a piece of this steampunk art. For more information visit the Edouard Martinet website.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.