Arthrobots by British artist Tom Hardwidge are meticulously crafted insect sculptures made from various watch parts, deactivated bullets, and metal fittings (see a time lapse of Hardwidge building one.) Hardwidge is accepting commissions for new pieces.
Each Arthrobot starts its life as a series of sketches, some take their inspiration from nature, others from bits and pieces of metal and beads which form an unusual structure or fit together in an interesting way. After they have been planned out (very roughly) they start to take shape in Tom’s dining room where he has all of his tools and materials laid out to prevent any actual dining from taking place.
photos by Tom Hardwidge