Fantastic Pencil Sculptures Of Jennifer Maestre
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, artist Jennifer Maestre shows off the depths of her fascination with the sea urchin and its undeniable texture by combining pencils, nails, and elaborate stitching, she creates a broad array of inspired yet prickly sculptures. She had a solo show June 1st through July 6th at The Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky. Jennifer Maestre holds a long list of accolades and accomplishments with her unusual beading work. She is a graduate of Welsley College and holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. Jennifer has been teaching her offloom techniques for many years.
The Artist At Work
To make the pencil sculptures, she takes hundreds of pencils, cut them into 1-inch sections, drill a hole in each section, sharpen them all and sew them together.
Here are some more of her works
More Of Jennifer Maestre
You can see more photos of some of her work in 500 Baskets,& 500 Beaded Objects, published by Lark books
All pictures from Jennifer Maestre official website: jennifermaestre.com
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