Sure, you think you need colored pencils just for drawing and ear cleaning, but Jennifer Maestre doesn’t think so. Artists always use things other than their intended purpose.
Meet South African-born, Massachusetts-based artist Jennifer Maestre. He uses wooden pencils to create beautiful sculptures.
“My sculptural work was originally inspired by the form and function of sea urchins. Sea urchin spines are so dangerous yet beautiful that they serve as a clear warning against contact. Texture, despite its potential, attracts tactile sensations: tension is released and we feel push and pull, desire and repulsion. It presents aspects of sharpness and smoothness for
To make a pencil sculpture, I took hundreds of pencils, cut them into 1 inch sections, punched holes in each section (turning them into wooden beads), sharpened them all, are sewn together to form a unique artwork.
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