Gallery: Incredible Miniature Sculptures Carved From Pencil Tips

Here at Inhabitat we are often impressed by innovative new applications for everyday materials, but artist Dalton Ghetti's tiny sculptures carved out of the fragile tips of pencils have truly knocked our socks off! From a miniature bust of Elvis Presley wearing shades to tiny hammers and old boots, his work is mind boggling. Check it out in our gallery below, and get ready to be amazed by this unbelievable artwork!

Ghetti, who is originally from Brazil, uses his little lead canvases to explore all types of subjects. The image above depicts a part of his 26 pencil letter series – one pencil tip for each letter of the alphabet.

Getting familiar with Dalton’s technique makes the work even more interesting, as he refuses to work with a magnifying glass, and only uses three tools – a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife. He explains his process: “I use the sewing needle to make holes or dig into the graphite. I scratch and create lines and turn the graphite around slowly in my hand”


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1 Comment

  1. paul quintero May 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    This is trully art. An expression of art that reminds us of our happy days in school. May your hands, Dalton Ghetti, always be blessed. Art, as it is said, is in your hands. Congratulations,
    Paul Quintero (Zen Artist).

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