Saturday, October 18, 2008

(The amazing work of) Jennifer Maestre

So this is astonishing sculptural work, made so in many ways by the medium and techniques used in the creation (and how effective they are in the end result) --- Jennifer Maestre taught herself beading and sewing techniques which she then applied to her work. In particular she uses these techniques with her pencil sculptures --- cutting off the tips of sharpened colored pencils, turning them into beads and then stitching them together. Amazing.

The nail sculptures are actually my favorite though because of the contrast between the frailness of the subject matter --- eggs, nests & sea creatures (urchins) --- and the toughness of the medium --- nails, zippers and metal mesh...

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