Jennifer Maestre

“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. Paradox and surprise are integral in my choice of materials.” – Jennifer Maestre

I love Jennifer Maestre’s colored pencil statues, and even more I love how she uses both the tip of the pencil and the inside of the pencil to create her designs.

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