there. that issue out of the way.
Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
Another one of my obsessions is using every day materials to make art- to see something 'else' in a mundane object and to follow through making it something other than it's origin. I've collected pencil art for a long time, have a file-full, and here are some of the ones that I like best:
Tara Donovan's Colony, pencils and sand installation
Pencil Sculptures by Robert Levine:
|Pick Up Your Pencils, Begin by Harriete Estel Berman, is about the impact of standardized testing on our educational system. The artwork hangs like a curtain from the ceiling 15' height x 28’ wide and ¼” depth (the thickness of a pencil.) Love the shadows being set up behind it!|
Mizuta Tasogare and Kato Jado create these amazing pencil carvings.
Tom Friedman, "Untitled," 1995, Pencils: It looks like one continuous "loop" of pencils.
This pencil furniture sculpture was made exclusively for faber-castell, using thousands of sharpened 'castell 9000' pencils by German artist Kerstin Schulz.
Pencil Bench: Boex 3D Creative Solutions designed this award winning 'Pencil Bench' & the seat is made up of 1600 pencils which can be removed & used.
Pencil Fences- a big one and a small one!
Felissimo designedthese for Social Designer, the complete set of 500 colored pencils consisting of 20 units. Its upto you how imaginative you can get with it; Stretch them out, roll them up or display your pencils as you are with the pencils themselves.
Pencil Wall (from FFFFFOund)
Adorable tiny twig pencils are made from real twigs! Measuring a petite 3.5" tall, the end has been wrapped in a pretty variating green and yellow embroidery thread.
Environmental art in Finland by Jonna Pohjalainen.
“I travelled to work in Pedvale with empty hands. I admired the lovely rural scene and the sunsets of Pedvale. I used local aspen in my work because of its lively forms and beautiful, grey colour.
George W Hart's 72 Pencils is a geometric construction of 72 pencils, assembled into a work of art. Restricted to a signed limited edition of twenty-five, each shares a common form, yet each is unique. The form is an arrangement of four intersecting hexagonal tubes that penetrate each other in a fascinating three-dimensional lattice. Each of the sculptures in the edition is constructed with a different type of pencil, so each is a one-of-a-kind object.
South Africa artist Jennifer Maestrehas turned the heads and made pencils (as well as nails and beads) the art-form itself. According to Jennifer “To make the pencil sculptures, I take hundreds of pencils, cut them into 1-inch sections, drill a hole in each section (to turn them into beads), sharpen them all and sew them together. I’m inspired by animals, plants, other art, Ernst Haeckel, Odilon Redon, mythology. In fact, it isn’t easy to specify particular sources of inspiration. Sometimes one sculpture will inspire the next, or maybe I’ll make a mistake, and that will send me off in a new direction”.
South Carolina-based artist Jessica Drenk was born and raised in Montana where she developed an understanding and appreciation of the natural world that has since deeply influenced the course of her artistic career. Her installations and sculptures often imitate organic shapes, patterns, and textures even when using a medium that is often manufactured by human hands. Drenk’s most recent sculptures are a series called Implements, each of which begins with a mass of standard No. 2 pencils that have been tightly glued together. Using an electric sander she then molds the piece into a form that seems more likely to have originated in a dark cave or deep within the ocean than from a school desk. (Wonder how she gets that graphite off her skin!)
In 3-D Printer News: Further fascinations with getting ahold of one of these to play around with. Sure seems the tthe possibilities are limitless.
A sandstone block built from lego, blending real objects with 3d prints from Greg Petchkovsky
CONVERTING DIGITAL AUDIO BACK TO A RECORD
3D Printed Record from Amanda Ghassaei