Jennifer Maestre has developed a particular art: she ‘sculpts’ pencils.
She first explored the form during her last year at the Massachusetts College of Art. It was all about cutting and shaving pencils.
20 years later, she continues to push the boundaries of what wooden pencils can become, and it’s amazing to see what she accomplishes.
In her website she says, “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. ”