6" Peapod Pencil.
Solid graphite writing sculpture.
It was in the humble peapod that a man of god, Gregor Mendel, split open and unraveled the immense secret of heredity. Similarly, early storytellers had seen metaphors of the “infinite” in the small beans that grew Jack's beanstalk, ladder to the heavens. Shielding from harm like a protective mother, these pods ensure safe “delivery” of their emergent seeds. Long a symbol of fertility and new life, peapods represent a new beginning, beacons of hope for greater things to come.
Inspired by his reverence of Nature, and informed by his formal studies in Art and Science, San Francisco artist Agelio Batle has created this innovative sculptural writing implement. Natural graphite and smudge resistant compounds are fused in specialized forms under intense pressure. All their surfaces can draw and the graphite will resist smudging onto your hands. Batle envisions these objects as sculptures, as much as they are implements for inspiring your own vision.