These sculptures by Jennifer Maestre are otherworldly
Artist Jennifer Maestre is taking sculpture in a different direction. Inspired by the form of the sea urchin, she creates unwieldy organic forms using pencils an pencil shavings.
"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. Paradox and surprise are integral in my choice of materials."
Her work was recently displayed as part of an art exhibition titled "Waste to Art" in Baku, Azerbaijan. Check out some of her wild pieces below.