Friday, September 17, 2010

Pencil Point Sculpture

Artist Dalton Ghetti has done some amazingly detailed sculptures from the tips of pencil points.

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5 comments:

Dan Thompson said...

Did you visit New Britain?

David Teter said...

Love these, had this link forwarded to me 2-3 weeks ago... the interlinking chain, the hammer,,, looks like a lot of fun. I remember years ago another artist who did paintings on the head of a pin, like a flag with all 50 stars (fill in your own pinhead jokes here________). Patience and a steady hand are not just for surgeons.

My Pen Name said...

i admire the craft - I have a hard time making a sharp edge... but, forgive the pun,... what's the point?

The fearless threader said...

My pen Name says what's the point, surely the point is the charm the patience and the challenge. Or simply because.

Dan Thompson said...

So, this was recently on display at New Britain Museum of American Art, up to the end of August, which is why I asked. It is amazing to see it up close. Many people thought it wasn't real. Especially the two pencil ends chained together, each link in the chain hand carved from the very graphite that made up the pencil. Amazing craftsmanship.