Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pencil Tip Art

So, I went to school with a kid that would fiddle with his pencils and make the tip into fun shapes... and so when I came across this, I thought of the that kid.

Yeah, that's right, he's carved the alphabet out of pencil tips! Not that kid I went to school with, but Brazilian born, Connecticut based, Dalton Ghetti carefully crafts the tips of pencils into amazing micro sculptures. These miniature masterpieces are a side project for the professional carpenter, who has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years. Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years. Over time he has broken many works in progress and keeps them in what he calls the cemetery collection. One of the most fascinating things about these tiny works of art is that he has never sold them, only given away to friends as gifts.

via telegraph.co.uk

Original Post with more images


Piece of Cake Parties said...

Those are amazing! I've never seen anything like it. The hearts are my favorite ones! It makes me wanna try to do it or find a use for one.

Elizabeth said...

It's too funny. My dad just sent me an email with these picture! Too cool. That guy is super talented!

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These is really an amazing art with an pencil nice thinking the pencil shape you have given really looks amazing and beautiful.

BridalWeddingGowns CA said...

That's so amazing and cool! I can't believe! How do it?

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