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These Strange Fantasy Creatures Have To Be Seen To Be Believed

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These Strange Fantasy Creatures Have To Be Seen To Be Believed

Inspired by dark monsters of the deep (namely sea urchins, octopi and giant squids) Massachusetts-based artist Jennifer Maestre crafts some of the most bizarre yet striking sculptures you're ever likely to see.

Her prickly creations are built using hundreds of pencils, each sharpened and unique positioned to form scales, spikes and even tentacles As for the sculptures themselves, they appear to take on the appearance of all manner of otherworldly sea creatures - unrecognisable at first, yet somehow strangely familiar.

"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." she warns.

"The tension unveiled, we feel push and pull, desire and repulsion. The sections of pencils present aspects of sharp and smooth for two very different textural and aesthetic experiences. Paradox and surprise are integral in my choice of materials." she explains.

Be sure to head over to her official Facebook to see her latest artworks, find out about upcoming exhibitions and view the series in its entirety.

Via Jennifer Maestre

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