She sold her first sculpture in 1999 through Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after they saw her work at a local art festival. "They contacted me and said, ‘Oh, we want to represent you. Will you bring your work down?’ I thought it was a joke," Maestre says. Today, the gallery handles her art exclusively and the artist gets e-mails from people all over the world who want to commission her work. Below, we've rounded up 12 examples of her creature- and nature-inspired works of art.