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Artist Uses Nuts, Bolts and String to Craft Soul-Searching Composites

London-based artist San Pierre uses industrial materials and digital designs to create intricate pieces reflecting abstract human dilemmas.

In San Pierre's Discontent series, colorful strings crisscross over black prints on composite boards. The interwoven strings are anchored by gold-plated machine nuts and bolts, creating illusions of depth and even shimmering movement. The artist soulfully describes the philosophy behind the pieces as “a personal interpretation of want and desire, highlighting the resulting inability to remain entirely satisfied and content within the present moment.”

San Pierre, who studied product and furniture design in college, particularly displays his passion for experimenting with different mediums in this particular series.

“My approach could be seen as naive and unorthodox as I tend to dive in to the unknown,” he wrote on his website. “But this for me generally produces an uncertain and unique result which makes the entire experience exciting.”

San Pierre's website
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