Wondering what to do with all those run down or broken lead and color pencils? Columbian artist, Federico Uribe, knows what to do with them…turn them into fascinating works of art.
This clever sculpture uses all pieces of the pencil, including the erasers. I particularly like this piece because of the multiple mandalas at play here: the eraser ball, the whole at the bottom, the circular layers of color and the whole piece itself. It all creates this powerful flow of energy…around and around.
In his biography it states:
Uribe creates sculptures which are not sculpted but constructed and weaved, in curious and unpredictable, repetitive and almost compulsive ways. They follow the classical canons of figurative and abstract art, but the result is absolutely whimsical, yet contains enormous efficacy and communicability. When observed from close, his works reveal various kinds of interpretations; they invite us to touch them, to discover the detail and connection between one element and another. When viewed from further away, they offer volumes, forms, textures and color. Distance, proximity and perception are key factors in the interconnection between Uribe’s work and its viewers.
I’m inspired to keep my shortened and broken pencils so that I can repurpose them in come creative way.
What do you do with your old pencils?
If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.