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Posted by: Jo Briton

Categories: Creative,

Tue, 03 Jun 2014

These sculptures are entertaining and interesting just to admire but when you realise they are made from pencils it takes that admiration to another level.

Created by conceptual artist Federico Uribe who is known for using unexpected, everyday materials in his detailed sculptures.


The Miami-based Colombian artist uses colourful pieces of fragmented pencils, sometimes held together with zip ties. You can see the detail in the sculptures below, particularly in the close up shot of the beaver.


Uribe started as a painter but eventually became drawn to the "neglected beauty of simple objects in daily use." His bio explains, "He began to observe them with care, collect them, set them side by side and combine them, so that they became unusual instruments of a new aesthetic, full of color, irony and lively playfulness."


Although I like the round, symmetrical sculptures and the pencil ‘paintings’ are very detailed for me the three-dimensional human and animals figures are his greatest works of art, they are very engaging to look at.

See more fascinating sculptures on Uribe’s website.


Source: My Modern Met




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