The Jessica Drenk Pencil Sculptures Re-Imagine School Supplies

 - Nov 4, 2012
References: jessicadrenk & junk-culture
The common-use writing implements are stacked and organized to create objects that you may find on the banks of the sea in the Jessica Drenk pencil sculptures.

The artist deconstructs manufactured goods and makes them appear as natural pieces. Hundreds of pencils are gathered together to form elaborate structures that are strategically arranged. The Montana artist experiments with the subdued colors and textures of different pencils, glues them together and sands them for an earthy effect. Cedar, thick wood and regular number two pencils are commonly found materials among the Jessica Drenk pencil sculptures.

In a way, Drenk’s artwork allows the writing implements to get back to the roots, in the form of wooden shrubs.