Of Arms and Legs

French artist and woodworker Marc Sparfel rescues discarded pieces of broken furniture, giving them new life as beautiful abstract animal forms. He expertly both respects and twists the former arms and legs of tables and chairs, recognizing beauty in form in his wonderful sculptures. Sparfel first scoured the streets of Barcelona, where he lived, obtaining cast-off goods, before neighbors soon began leaving material on his doorstep. His sculptures, masks, and fossil pieces recall tribal artwork, expertly crafted with the soul of their past lives.