05/28/2014 05:41 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Unbelievable Sculptures Made Out of Colored Pencils

Some people use colored pencils for coloring, but Federico Uribe uses them to create amazing sculptures instead. Gathering which ever colors he will need for each piece, he puts the pencils together to transform them into something entirely different. A zebra, people hugging, geometric designs, animals, and Van Gogh-esque paintings come to life and it's only upon close inspection that you realize they are comprised of pencils. The Columbian artist has been living in the United States since 1988 and currently lives and works in Miami.

Uribe's work has been exhibited all over the U.S. and the world. He describes himself as "a conceptual artist resorting to the language of pop art through the use of objects of daily life, but with a formal reference to the history and tradition of classical art." See more of his collections on his website.

Via: 123 Inspiration

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