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Jennifer Maestre  Concord, MA

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About Jennifer

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.

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"I did a project on her. She is so talented. Who would have thought sculptures could be made of pencils?"

"I am fasinated by your work everytime I see it. I first found out about you on the internet. Your sculptures are AMAZING! They are so creative. Your definately one of my inspirations. You create art in an unique way, and that's what I love about you and your work. I also like how they have that pointy texture. Definately eye catching. :]"

"This is beautiful! I've seen your work on Etsy before. So creative and awesome!"

"why?its intense and innovativebut why?colored pencil sea urchin."

"Wow. Thats awsome. it really does remind me of a sea urchin. I love the way the coloured pencils look. Interesting choice of material."

"Hey, I found this on my google home page, NICE WORK!!"

"Fabulous! The choice of media is very interesting but amazing! It speaks volumes of new era. Love it."

"It is beautiful extrordanairy it it amazing how you made it out of colored pencils it is marvelous to see and always a pleasure to see. Or any more of your creations."

"wow. i don't think i can say anything more than what has already been said. wow."

"this is simply beautiful, keep up this beautiful work."

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