Sculpture is undoubtedly, a great form of art. I’ve always been amazed in particular by miniature sculpture, always admiring the patience, the skills and the talent of carving something out of tiny things, like for example tips of pencils.
The alphabet, a miniature of Elvis, a hand with a glass, a chainsaw, or a heart – simple objects which acquire another dimension when transposed on the tip of a pencil. Pencil sculpture, just like paper art or book sculpture, can take unexpected forms also, and Dalton Ghetti’s miniature sculptures is no denying to that.
Born in Brazil, living in Connecticut, Dalton Ghetti is a carpenter but he has been having the hobby of sharpening pencils since he was a child. Along the years he discovered the easiness of carving into graphite and has started to use also the wood of the pencils, and has established to No. 2 pencils.
But what kind of special equipment does it require to sharpen a pencil in such a way? Dalton uses only a razor blade and a sewing needle, and of course, the secret ingredient: a lot of patience.
Anyway, a big thumbs up for the fact that he hasn’t sold any of his works yet, for his meticulosity, and for the ability of discovering something so beautiful in tiny, small things.
Do you see that something in his work? Or it’s just a collection of cool shaped pencils? Stop for a moment and reflect about it and let us know what you think in the comments.
Photos by Dalton Ghetti on OddStuffMagazine.