Dalton Ghetti pencils

Dalton Ghetti pencils

“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

Dalton Ghetti pencils

Dalton Ghetti pencils

Dalton Ghetti pencils

Dalton Ghetti pencils

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.

Dalton Ghetti, on Facebook
Finding the Art in a Pencil Tip, on NYTimes.com

Via @myttonwilliams.

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August 17, 2011

Comments

These are amazing. I pride myself on being able to sharpen a pencil correctly but this is something else.

Also interesting is the way the graphite colours and affects the wood grain and taper which I think also adds the to the whole effect.

Bit of a killer when the lead breaks though!

Wow, truly incredible. I often wonder how these people come up with such artistic concepts and have so much respect for the amount of care and attention to detail their work entails.

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