By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Tuesday 24 April 2012

I am just amazed by Jennifer Maestre’s works. The Massachusetts-based artist creates unique sculptures of sea urchins that burst with colors and detail. The amazing part of her work is the fact that they were all created with just 1-inch segments of colored pencils: hundreds of them. From its characteristic spines and texture, she chooses to use the sea urchin as her main inspiration because of its form and function.¬†She plays with the simple idea that something so beautiful can also be so dangerous. Truly beautiful.

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