Thursday, August 6, 2009

Stunning Sculptures Using Coloring Pencils

An artist has created a stunning series of sea urchin sculptures made entirely from coloured pencils. American sculptor Jen Maestre can spend up to two months on each of her intricate creations, inspired by the sea creature’s organic form. The 49-year-old must cut hundreds of sharpened pencils into one-inch sections for each piece, drilling a hole in every one so they can be stitched together. Ms Maestre’s obsession with prickly creatures began while studying at Massachusetts College of Art. ‘I found that nails, pushed through window screen worked well, and I could use many different types and textures and colors of nails.’ She started making her pencil sculptures ten years ago and her work has since been featured in countless exhibitions and sculpture shows.” w/ photos

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