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August 19, 2011

Pencil sharp art.

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Originally from Brazil, Dalton Ghetti is now based in Connecticut, where he transforms the tips of pencils into his amazing micro sculptures. Using a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife (and no magnifying glass), each piece takes several months, and he once spent two and a half years working on a pencil with interlocking chains. When a piece breaks, he adds it to his Cemetery Collection. “People think it’s weird that 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.” While many collectors have tried to buy his work, none of it is for sale. Ghetti gives his sculptures to friends as gifts.

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Comments

Just amazing! I really enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing.

Wow, those are truly incredible! I don't know how he does it without a magnifying glass, and I can't figure out how he makes those chains.

-K

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