Dalton Ghetti is a sculptor who makes sculptures out of pencils; miniature masterpieces on the tips of pencils. The pencil-tip sculptures are Art. Ghetti, who grew up in Brazil and is now a Bridgeport resident, has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years. He works as a carpenter and carves pencils in his free time, and he said in an interview with the New York Daily News: “I’m known as the pencil guy, I don’t mind that at all.”
It is incredible how detailed are his micro sculptures. You can see on the picture illustrating this post, the alphabet letters, all carved from 26 pencil tips (one letter a month until he was done). But he also created a minibust of Elvis, saws, shoes, interlocked hearts, links, chairs, glass, keys… It can take months or even years to achieve one of these miniature masterpieces. Dalton Ghetti and his ‘hobby’ art are one of a kind.
In another interview he gave to the New York Times in 2007, Ghetti said something about being patient: “The pencil tip is great; it’s like a pure, very homogenous material. It cuts in the same direction, not like wood, which has a grain. But when I tell people how long it takes, that’s when they don’t believe it. That’s what amazes people more, the patience. Because everything nowadays has to be fast, fast, fast.”
We love what he does. He is so talented, we are sure he could carve a Sama out of the graphite! 😉
Picture: Dalton Ghetti / Solent News