Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Pencil it in
Recently I saw an article in a design magazine about an exhibition of sculpture and other items carved out of pencils.
I was totally fascinated! One artist featured was Dalton Ghetti, who makes incredibly detailed and intricate objects from pencils.
Dalton is a carpenter, who has been making his tiny graphite designs for about 25 years.
The only tools he uses are a razor blade, a sewing needle and a sculpting knife - and he doesn't sell his work, only gives it away to friends
Stunning stuff, huh?
Ghetti is originally from Brazil but now lives in Connecticut.
These pencil carvings really appealed to me because I love little, intricate things.
Here is a different approach, by Mizuta Tasogare:
And these are a different type again. They're by Dave Brock:
What incredibly clever people...