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Brief Published: 20 Dec 2012

Lionel Bawden: Coloured Pencil Sculptures


Australian artist Lionel Bawden constructs colourful fluid sculptures from hundreds of stacked wooden pencils.

Hexagonal pencils are arranged by colour and fused along their flat edges into wavering diamond-shapes and fractured geometric forms. The pieces are presented on contrasting gloss acrylic surfaces to emphasise the variety of colour, texture and depth of the works.

American artist Jessica Drenk also uses standard graphite pencils as a medium for her work. Her abstract sculptures are comparatively more organic and resemble natural pieces of driftwood.

Lionel Bawden

Jessica Drenk

Art & Design