To make the pencil sculptures, Jennifer Maestre makes use of a variety pencils, nails and stitching.
Jennifer Maestre statment :
“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. The alluring texture of the spines draws the touch in spite of the possible consequences. The tension unveiled, we feel push and pull, desire and repulsion. The sections of pencils present aspects of sharp and smooth for two very different textural and aesthetic experiences.
Jennifer Maestre (born 1959 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a Massachusetts-based artist. She holds a BFA degree from the Massachusetts College of Art.
More on artist website: http://www.jennifermaestre.com/