When lead pencils become too short or too small to be grasped, we tend to throw them away. But not this artist.
Meet Dalton Ghetti, a Brazilian-born artist/carpenter. He earned his Associate degree in Architecture at a community college in Connecticut, USA.
According to him, art is a hobby and a form of meditation. Having started with carving large objects, he shifted to carving small things in order to highlight its importance.
At school I would carve a friend’s name into the wood of a pencil and then give it to them as a present. Later, when I got into sculpture, I would make these huge pieces from things like wood, but decided I wanted to challenge myself by trying to make things as small as possible.”
Using a sewing needle and a small metal blade, he whittles away at pencil graphite for around two hours a day. Given the short amount of time he spends on pencil carving, it usually takes him months to finish a piece.
He uses a sewing needle and a small metal blade to create his carvings.
Amazing works of art indeed!
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