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Simple Complexities

Classic Yellow #2 Simple Complexities Pencil Sculpture


Everyone has a relationship with a pencil!  72 #2 Pencils arranged in an artistic and geometric fashion.  This is a great desktop ornament that will spark countless conversations.  Teachers; be advised that everyone will want to pick up this ornament to investigate and write with it.

Colored Simple Complexities Pencil Sculpture


This special edition sculpture is made from pencils with a variety of vibrant colors. These sculptures can be commissioned in your choice of colors and materials to create truly unique gifts tailored to your color scheme or corporate art statement.  Perfect gift for that colorful person in your life.

Custom Designed Simple Complexities


For those who wish for a specific theme for their sculpture, or want to have a centerpiece of even greater proportions, a custom sculpture designed to your specifications, is what you need.  

Large indoor and outdoor installations are also available.


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Ten percent of all profits go to our favorite charities. Currently we are funding a scholarship for covering the high costs of textbooks for students at American colleges and universities. (573) 836-4723

About Me, My Purpose and My Sculptures

Hello, it is wonderful to meet you!  I thank you a million times for being interested in the sculptural pieces I build.  They are constructed with love and joy.

 A little t about me...  My name is Annette Marie Hintz.  I live in rural Missouri with my sweet  husband of almost 25 years.  We have two college-sstudent sons:  one is pre-engineering and the other a pre-best selling author. m  aI am a certified permaculture designer, a member of the Order of the  Arrow and am taking welding and sign-language classes.  IThis spring I will be teaching a course in improvisational comedy at the local college!  I have been involved in speech and debate teams (competing and coaching) most of my life.  I love to speak Japanese as I lived there for almost 6 years.  I am always looking for someone to practice with.  The opportunites in Missouri are few and far between.  What else would you like to know about me?  Ask in the e-mail section oan this page and I will happily answer.  he easiest way to get ahold of me is by telephone.  573-836-4723

How I Came To Make Pencil Sculptures

I first came across pictures of pencil sculptures online and wanted to buy one, only to find out that the artist was no longer making them because in his opinion, he had already made his masterpiece. So, I was left for a few years with my only access to these sculptures being my desktop background. After several years, I eventually learned how to create the sculpture and then made my own improvements and changes to the process. With the encouragement (and pressure) of my friends and family, I decided to produce the scultures and sell them online.

 ***After a few twists and turns called life I have to turn over a new leaf and sell some of the artwork I have made.  I am shy to sell it.  But please let me share my loves with you!  I can send you one of my mathematical and geometrical sculptures to you, it will be a conversation piece!  I call them simple complexities because that is truly what they are! 

How I learned Japanese papercrafts

Long story short, there was no way to learn Japanese (30 years ago) in the Midwest, USA so, I packed my bags and went to Japan!  I ended up staying almost 6 years.

My first exposure to Japanese paper crafts was with my homestay family in Yokohama, Japan on the Hinamatsuri or The Festival of Dolls.  I was honored by my Japanese family setting up their dolls for me.

I was enamored with the huge variety of dolls and the many amazing methods used to make them.  Not bad for a dedicated tomboy.  I took it upon myself to find the Masters of the Craft and studied at their feet.  I enjoyed it very much, but was delighted when the Sensei complimented my work.  It inspired me to continue.

Experimentation and possible Future Projects

Key Art


Wait till you see these beauties! I recently took a class in MIG welding so I could improve my key sculptures.  What fun!  Actually, I think TIG Welding or Brazing will be the techniques I use.  Do you know anyone who has LOTS of keys?  I need more!

Home Style Crafts


Some more traditional crafts that my sons want to help me with.  They inspire me!  I am thinking up some steampunk ideas.  Am aging and playing with the wood.  Still need more keys, please.

Simple ComplexityTemptations!

Square pegs don't like hexaganal holes.  This complexity is exceptionally difficult.  And rare.

A study of things ippon has given me some new ideas...Dangerous!  And amazing!  I can't wait!