Jennifer Maestre Turns Ordinary Pencils Into Otherworldly Sculptures

Jennifer Maestre has developed a particular art: she ‘sculpts’ pencils.

#1 Pencil Sculptures

Jennifer Maestre has developed a particular art: she ‘sculpts’ pencils.

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#2 Cutting And Shaving

She first explored the form during her last year at the Massachusetts College of Art. It was all about cutting and shaving pencils.

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#3 Amazing

20 years later, she continues to push the boundaries of what wooden pencils can become, and it’s amazing to see what she accomplishes.

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#4 Sea Urchin

In her website she says, “My sculptures were originally inspired by the form and function of the sea urchin. The spines of the urchin, so dangerous yet beautiful, serve as an explicit warning against contact. ”

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