Pencil leads are only used for writing right? Not as far as Maho Takahashi is concerned.
Japanese art student Maho Takahashi has designed a series of intricate sculptures which are made out of mechanical pencil lead.
Takahashi titles his work Lines, a name which juxtaposes the inherent complexity of the sculptures themselves.
The minimalist work utilises mechanical pencil leads which appear to rise three-dimensionally out of a paper base.
The leads bind together without the use of any adhesive thanks to the carving of tiny holes at the point of intersection.
The work makes an individual challenge their spatial awareness as the third dimension meets the second.
Maho Takahashi is in the process of graduating from the Musashino Art University in Western Tokyo.
Via Spoon Tamago