“At school I would carve a friend’s name into the wood of a pencil and then give it to them as a present. Later, when I got into sculpture, I would make these huge pieces from things like wood, but decided I wanted to challenge myself by trying to make things as small as possible.”
— DALTON GHETTI
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tiny Pencil Carvings
Every now and then an e-mail comes across my desk with a website link dealing with tiny treasures. Here is one dealing with carved pencil points:
The intricate magic of pencil lead sculptor Dalton Ghetti. He’s been featured on a lot of blogs and website, as I found out with a quick Google search, but having just seen his work for the first time today, I thought it worth sharing.
More of an insight on Vimeo: Pencil artist Dalton Ghetti (embedded below).
In 2002 Dalton Ghetti began working on a memorial project for 9/11 where each person who died is represented by a tiny graphite teardrop about the size of a grain of rice. The Connecticut-based sculptor has been carving one teardrop per day, and when he finishes he’ll glue the drops to a white background to form a larger teardrop.
Posted by Michael Horvich at 8:58 PM