Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sea Urchin Sculptures

Jennifer Maestre is a Massachusetts- based artist, born in South Africa. She is known for her amazing pencil sculptures. Her creations were inspired by the form, function and texture of the sea urchin. She said this about her work, “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.”

I’m amazed and sometimes a little envious at people’s creativity. I think it’s fantastic that there is so much inspiration in the world and so many daring and curious minds that crave to explore all the possibilities.

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