Everyday Design: Colored Pencil Sculptures

When I was a child my favorite medium was colored pencils. I don’t know why I jumped past crayons at a young age and then went back to markers in college, but from 8-16 years, it was all colored pencils. This months ‘everyday design‘ post is all about color, and colored pencils. One of those wonderful little tools we creatives love to use. But here it is in a completely new form…

Meet Jennifer Maestre a girl with a love of pencils and texture, a national following and an Etsy Shop

“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. Quantities of industrially manufactured objects are used to create flexible forms reminiscent of the organic shapes of animals and nature. Pencils are common objects, here, these anonymous objects become the structure. There is true a fragility to the sometimes brutal aspect of the sculptures, vulnerability that is belied by the fearsome texture.”

To learn more about Jennifer check out her website and her Etsy Shop. Also look for upcoming gallery shows in your area, or better yet contact her and set one up. We love her beautiful sculpture the color and edgy quality of each piece is just fascinating. Hat’s off to Jennifer and her dedication to awesome art and all things handmade!

We hope you enjoyed our little tribute to colored pencils. And the artist who makes them more than just pigment and wood.

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One Response to “Everyday Design: Colored Pencil Sculptures”
  1. 05.04.2011

    Jen Mastre is an amazing artist! I once did a feature on her as well (in Dec 2009) and I love her work. The pictures you chose are amazing.

    Thank you so much for refreshing my memory of her beautiful art so I can go take another tour of her website.

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