Oslo, Norway-based blacksmith and photographer Tobbe Malm evokes powerful emotions using old bolts heated, forged, bent, and twisted to look like humanistic forms. The series, titled Bolt Poetry, began when the Swedish-born artist stumbled across the rusty bolts discarded in a barn in Bergsladen, Sweden. Something about the aging, discolored objects called to him, and Malm was able to give them new life as creative, poignant sculptures that portray everything from a parent’s love to hopeless despair.

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Tobbe Malm’s website > http://www.jernmalm.com/