Welcome to Tuesday’s Top Five Favorite Junk finds my fellow art enthusiasts. For this weeks installment I have a wonderful showing of pencil art sculptures created from an object that artists use everyday.
For the first installment I would like to introduce conceptual artist Federico Uribe, originally from Columbia who now resides in Miami. He has achieved international recognition with worldwide exhibitions, and back in 2012 his creations were shown locally at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Federico is known for his works with everyday objects, from pencils to shoestrings, and clothes hangers to yard tools. Here are some amazing examples of his works with pencils but be sure to check out his other art forms at his site.
*All photos and artworks featured in this round up are to be credited to the featured artists with their web links respectfully posted and may be subject to copyright.
Next in the showing we have some wonderful sculptures by Australian artist Lionel Bawden from ” The World Of Surface” series created with hexagonal colored pencils which is his material of choice. He not only creates these incredible sculptures but also expresses himself through performance, installation and painting. You can view his full Gallery at his website.
Next in this weeks lineup we have South Carolina based artist Jessica Drenk and her organic sculptures from the “Implement Series” which imitate natures form and texture, all created from simple number two pencils that are glued then sanded into these complex contemporary art pieces. Her works have been recognized nationally as well as Internationally in magazines and showings.
Next we have Massachusetts based artist Jennifer Maestre and her simply stunning pencil art sculptures. she uses an amazing method for creating her sculptures from adapting bead work into her own technique of pencil beading. She cuts, drills, and sews pencils together to create these wonderful unique designs.
And what pencil art show would be complete without the works of Dalton Ghetti? This Brazilian born self taught artist resides in Connecticut and creates these incredible mini graphite sculptures from found pencils as a hobby in his spare time. He creates these pencil art masterpieces without the aid of magnification, under a strong light painstakingly chiseling them with a sewing needle, and a tiny sharp blade removing tiny specs at a time in 1 to 2 hour intervals. This process takes months sometimes years to complete a sculpture.
This weeks added bonus feature, I found this super cute pencil art inspired jewelry for all you artists out there who love to draw! Created by Victoria Mason this Sterling pencil shaving necklace is just divine!
…..”Make Everyday Your Masterpiece!”