29 November 2012

Awe-Inspiring Geometric Sculptures Made Of Pencil Lead

New Zealand-based artist Peter Trevelyan has created awe-inspiring, large-scale geometric sculptures made of extremely fragile pencil lead sticks.

Precisely rendered, these amazing structures are made entirely of 0.5mm thick sticks of graphite that are designed for mechanical pencils.

Reflecting the artist’s interest in mathematics, these sculptures requires not only great skills on the part of the artist, but also a lot of patience to construct.

It seems miraculous that the artist was able to move and mount these intricate, complex and delicate artworks without causing them to disintegrate into powdery piles of carbon.

[via My Modern Met]