Although many artists use tools, Jasenko Đorđević is an incredible sculptor who creates art entirely from other equipment. Đorđević born in Tulaza, Bosnia.
Miniatures have inspired Đorđević since he was a child, and he has a talent for creating amazing sculptures out of pencil tips. He creates attractive pencil-tip sculptures with an X-acto knife and a little chisel. The finished sculpture appeared to be constructed of burned stone or wood. He makes famous miniature sculptures from pencil lead, like Edvard Munch’s The Scream painting or Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker. So it makes perfect sense that his works, which also draw inspiration from Michelangelo and Salvador Dalí, are by well-known masters.
In 2010, Jasenko started creating these sculptures after seeing Dalton Ghetti’s work. He experimented with several pencil types over time, eventually perfecting his craft and choosing black lead. Graphite, often known as “black lead,” is primarily the material of choice for Đorđević because it “has the properties of both softness and hardness.” However, the black lead must be handled carefully because even a tiny mistake could result in cracking or breakage. With the graphite-like, dark, hard stone, Jasenko’s deft handling creates the impression that these art creations were crafted from anything other than pencil tips. And unless you look carefully, you might not even notice that they are made of something tiny and basic.
He launched his own company, TOLDart, in 2010 and began perfecting his unique sculpture technique. Janko began carving as a pastime, but as more and more individuals began to commission him for work and local marketing firms became eager to use his creations for their campaigns, his passion almost became a full-time profession. Additionally, his art has received both national and international recognition. Numerous exhibitions of his work have been organized in Bosnia and other places in Europe, such as Germany, the United Kingdom, and Norway. A number of his sculptures are also on display in the Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick, which is in the northern English county of Cumbria. It isn’t easy to believe that these intricate works of art were created entirely with the tips of ordinary pencils.