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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