Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Dalton Ghetti Pencil Artist
I love finding new and quirky artists. Dalton Ghetti is one of those. His patience is beyond what I could ever imagine. Many artists have used pencils to create works of art - but Dalton Ghetti creates miniature masterpieces on the tips of pencils The alphabet, all carved from 26 pencil tips.
Dalton hollowed out the centre of the wood, then carved the central column of graphite to create this hanging, linked heart
Dalton, who works as a carpenter, has been making his tiny graphite works for about 25 years A sculpture of Elvis Presley wearing shades, carved from a single pencil
Using the eraser end of a pencil, Dalton created a tiny cross sculpture from the internal graphiteDalton has made about 100 carvings, and is currently working on an epic piece inspired by the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He said: "I decided to make a teardrop pencil carving for each of the people who died in the attack, about 3,000. Since 2002 I have carved one every day, it takes me under an hour. When I'm done they will form one big tear drop. It will take me about 10 years but it will be worth it"
Two interlocking hearts, carved from one pencil
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'. He said: "I have quite a few broken pieces so I decided to glue them on pins and into Styrofoam for a display case. People might think it's weird I keep them but they're still interesting. I worked on them for months so they might be dead now but at one point I gave them life"
Is this guy Awesome or What!!!!!!