Jennifer Maestre

I recently stumbled across the inspirational work of Jennifer Maestre.  On the surface they appear as wonderfully organic shapes, sharp and spiky yet evoking visions of flowing sea urchins and other natural creatures.

Jennifer achieves this somewhat juxtaposition of emotions by sharpening numerous coloured pencils to a dangerously sharp point and linking them with a beading technique, known as peyote stitch, that softens the overall sculpture and leaves them somewhat flexible and alluringly fragile.

There is true a fragility to the sometimes brutal aspect of the sculptures, vulnerability that is belied by the fearsome texture.

 More images of her work here and here.

2 Responses to “Jennifer Maestre”

  1. 1 stephanissima May 26, 2012 at 3:45 am

    These are so cool! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 2 msmunster May 26, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    That is amazing.

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