Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sculpting In Crayons

"Stitched-together pencils evolve into beastly sculptures," says Wired.
Jennifer Maestre takes crayons to another dimension. "My sculptures were originally inspired by the form and function of the sea urchin. I’m inspired by animals, plants, other art, Ernst Haeckel, Odilon Redon, mythology. Industrially manufactured objects are used to create flexible forms reminiscent of the organic shapes of animals and nature. Pencils, common objects, become the structure. There is a true fragility to the sometimes brutal aspect of the sculptures, vulnerability that is belied by the fearsome texture." Spiky, beastly, beautiful art -- and craftsmanship.
illustrations Jennifer Maestre