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Incredible Miniature Sculptures Carved From Pencil Tips

Posted By Rebecca Paul On February 4, 2014 @ 5:00 pm In Art,carousel showcase,gallery,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

Dalton Ghetti, eco art, green design, pencil sculpture, green art, mini sculptures, [6]

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.

Dalton Ghetti, eco art, green design, pencil sculpture, green art, mini sculptures, [7]

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”

Dalton Ghetti, eco art, green design, pencil sculpture, green art, mini sculptures, [8]

Dalton, who has never sold any work and has only given it away to friends, usually spends several months on each figure. The longest piece, a pencil with interlinking chains, took him two and a half years, and he said it is so intricate that people often think it is actually two pencils.

Dalton Ghetti, eco art, green design, pencil sculpture, green art, mini sculptures, [9]

With all of that delicate detail it’s not surprising that some pieces just don’t make it to the end. For these unfortunate accidents Dalton has a box, he has cleverly named ‘the cemetery collection,’ where he keeps over 100 broken pieces.

Dalton Ghetti, eco art, green design, pencil sculpture, green art, mini sculptures, [10]

With work this impressive, it’s hard to believe that this is the first we are hearing of Dalton Ghetti. Here at Inhabitat we are delighted that someone finally brought it to our attention, and we certainly hope that there will be more to come in the future.

Via Refreshing News [11]


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