Meghan Maconochie is a South African schoolteacher who creates textured images drawn from pop culture references, which she constructs from the shavings of colored pencils.
Meghan’s process begins by hand-drawing an image onto paper or a card, which gives her a base to work on. Next, she applies a thin layer of shavings on the outer edges. “I then layer it up so it has more of a sculptural look to it,” she explains.
“Believe it or not, I sharpen all my pencils by hand,” she explains. “I have tried using an electric sharpener but the shavings end up being too fine and turn to dust pretty much.” Despite the time she invests in her artwork, the physical renderings are ephemeral. “I am experimenting with different fixatives to see if I can preserve the image,” she says. “Sadly, at the moment, I throw them away after photographing them.”
As a 365 day Instagram project, she started using pencil shavings as a medium to create unique artworks often reflecting pop culture and other interesting subjects : “I like to create pieces that people can relate to and recognize. I very much create what inspires me that particular day or week, whether it be music, film, people or other artists.”
This one is my favorite :
1. Meghan’s Instagram account :