|Mati Karmin Creates Unique Mine Furniture|
|Written by Administrator|
|Sunday, 06 May 2012 21:11|
Estonian sculptor Mati Karmin has been creating art for over 25 years, but his marine mine furniture and decor are perhaps his most breathtaking work to date, and indeed some of the most unique pieces you'll ever take out a second mortgage on your house to buy.
When the Soviets prepared to depart the area in the early 1990s, they burned the explosives out of the remaining operable mines, and then, in true pouty-child form, stomped off without cleaning up the fat wad of remnant empty cases. Strewn about the island to kill whatever natural habitat still struggled for life, many of the leftovers were taken to the mainland and used as scrap metal. Some were left in a field for tourists to gawk at. And the rest of the mines were hauled away by Mati Karmin for transformation into tangible, functional pieces of history, and beautifully rugged pieces of art.