Sunday, October 30, 2011
Amazing Pencils Carving
Many artists have used pencils to create works of art, but Dalton Ghetti creates miniature masterpieces on the tips of pencils. Dalton, who works as a carpenter, has been making his tiny graphite works for about 25 years.
Dalton uses three basic tools to make his incredible creations, a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife. He even refuses to use a magnifying glass and has never sold any of his work, only given it away to friends. The longest Dalton has spent on one piece was two and half years on a pencil with interlinking chains. A standard figure will take several months.
When Dalton, from Connecticut, USA, first started he would become frustrated when a piece would break before being finished after he had spent months working on it. Dalton, who is originally from Brazil, has a box full of more than 100 sculptures that have broken while working on them that he affectionately calls 'the cemetery collection'.
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