Monday, September 21, 2009

Dangerous Yet Beautiful

If you think these colored pencil sculptures look like sea urchin, then you are correct.  Jennifer Maestre was inspired by their form and function.  "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 belled by the fearsome texture."

Jennifer graduated from Mass College of Art.  Current exhibitions,  "Out Of This World" at Albany International Airport, New York, until November 29, and "The Colored Pencil" at Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, Illinois, until October 24.