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Sea urchins inspire pencil-tip sculptures Answered

Sculptor Jen Maestre's super-cool sculptures reportedly were initially inspired by sea urchins. The artist takes colored pencis, saws the sharpened tips off, and drills a hole through each one individually so they can be stitched together. Talk about dangerous art!

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arylic

9 years ago

Hey this is a master piece. i wanna have something like that in my living room. How much would it cost ?

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Lithium Rainarylic

Reply 9 years ago

Run you 3-5 thousand USD, according to the article. If you are seriously interesting in purchasing a piece I suggest you contact the artist directly. :)

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arylicLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

i really want one, but i hope he can do special odders, because i want one custom made ( A sculpture of my dogs). I am willing to pay 5 k for it.

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arylicLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Ok, i contacted her she agreed to do it from me. But she is asking for 7 grand. Should i buy it ?

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Kitemanarylic

Reply 9 years ago

(You do know she means US$, don't you?)

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arylicKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Yes,...i do. Around 14 grand Fiji dollars is too much for that....Ill use it on something good.

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jeff-oarylic

Reply 9 years ago

If you can't think of something better to do with your 7 grand, then yes.

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arylicjeff-o

Reply 9 years ago

I really love it but i think 7 grand is too much for a simple art.

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jeff-oarylic

Reply 9 years ago

Well in that case, tell her that 5 grand (or whatever price is your maximum) is all you care to spend, and she can accept it or not. You're the one with the money here, so you're in control.

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arylicjeff-o

Reply 9 years ago

I asked her and she said it was too complex and that she has a set price of grand. Anways i think ijust get the lcd screen.

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jeff-oarylic

Reply 9 years ago

You could also get a laser cutter and set up another business! ;)

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ItsTheHobbs

9 years ago

Wow! Those are cool!

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Kiteman

9 years ago

Dang, when you said "The artist takes colored pencis, saws the sharpened tips off, and drills a hole through each one individually ...", I thought you meant down the length of the main part of the pencil, not through the side of the little bit. That's easy...

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the_burrito_master

9 years ago

pencil tips... and erasers... why? ROFLCOPTERS!!!! cool!

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albylovesscience

9 years ago

good luck picking it up once you buy it (better buy in a good pair of gloves also)

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Matt21497

9 years ago

Woo. What does the person do with the old tube?

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Matt21497Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

That thought didnt even occur to me. I must be stupider then i thought.

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jeff-oMatt21497

Reply 9 years ago

You can probably get quite a few points out of a single pencil.

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DJ Radio

9 years ago

its the man made version of the cactus! lol.

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Skyfinity

9 years ago

Ouch. Those look... ouchy.

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Rock Soldier

9 years ago

rills a hole through each one individually so they can be stitched together.
How does she get the last one on?

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Rock SoldierLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

I don't know. I would just think when your on the lost point, there would be barely any room to stick it on.

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kelseymh

9 years ago

That first one seems to have some Freudian ambiguity...

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kelseymhLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

All art is Freudian. Haven't you gotten that from your art history courses yet? And don't get me started on that second picture, multiple yannic teeth and all...

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PKMkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

There's an adjective I'm going to have to remember :) I played off someone accusing me of name-dropping (because I tended to use the name of my university rather than saying "at uni") with a gag I stole from an Indian comedy routine, that the word "uni" sounds like a rude word in Sanskrit :P and I assume the derivations are the same. I quite like the third one, it looks cute.

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kelseymhPKM

Reply 9 years ago

Yes, it's exactly that word, and I misspelled it. The correct spelling is "yonic."

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PKMkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

I was contemplating arguing with your assertion that all art is Freudian, but than I saw the logo of Cobra from the up-coming GI Joe film. I'm not going to post it here but it's on a Google image search.

Either it's a subtle Giger homage or some graphic designer somewhere is having a laugh about that one... I refuse to believe no-one noticed.

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Lithium Rainkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

I dunno what he was smoking, but it must have been some baaad stuff...(I was, coincidentally, just listening to an audio lecture that mentioned some of his ideas. Ugh. )

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Gjdj3Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Not smoking, snorting. Freud was a cokehead.

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kelseymhLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Nut case? Yeah, nut case. Seriously disturbed, old Siggy was...

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gmjhowekelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

Man, you really need to see a doctor about that..

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wenpherd

9 years ago

das cool

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kelseymh

9 years ago

Hmmmm...I guess I just don't see the point...

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skunkbaitkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

They'd make the top of the list: "Items not to use as substitute toilet-paper".