Massachusetts-based artist Jennifer Maestre is internationally known for her unique pencil sculptures. She derives most of her inspiration from the form and texture of the sea urchin. To make the sculptures, Jennifer makes use of a variety pencils, nails and stitching. She takes hundreds of pencils, cuts them into small 1-inch sections, drills a hole in each section, sharpens them all and sews them together.
For lack of a better word, I'm simply blown away by her work. She has created something extraodinary out of ordinary things. Who would have thought such exotic and otherworldly artwork can be made out of pencils?
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