Monday, August 9, 2010

Pencil Sculptures by Dalton Ghetti

Hailing from Brazil, Dalton Ghetti is responsible for these amazing miniature pencil sculptures. It can take several months and up to a couple of years to complete these unique pieces using three basic tools... a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife. Without the aid of a magnifying glass, Dalton has said that he uses the sewing needle to make holes or to dig into the graphite, as he scratches and creates lines while turning the graphite around slowly in his hand.

Nonetheless labor intensive, even broken pieces have been reclaimed to produce "The Cemetery Collection", a grouping of 100 less than perfect sculptures glued on pins and set int
o Styrofoam. Dalton is quoted as saying, "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."

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