Thanks again to Gisele for allowing me to find this artist from one of her tweets.
As a writer, I have always had a special place in my heart for pencils. They allowed me to draw my dreams with their chalky graphite lines, and have allowed me to compose my thoughts into words that made my head take off into the unknown. No matter how old I get, I still have pencils around though I don’t use them as often as I should since I write on my computer. Well, Dalton Ghetti is a carpenter who has taken his craft to the graphite tips of those pencils that we have been friends with since childhood. I’m not sure which I’m more amazed at: the fact that he can carve such intricate shapes from a simple pencil tip, or the fact that he can make a pencil tip long enough to carve without it breaking. Keeping a sharpened tip intact was never my strong suite, most likely because I always pressed so hard to make the words and lines come out faster.
His tools of his art are: a razor blade, a sewing needle, and a carving knife. But his biggest tool of all is his tremendous imagination! And here’s a NY Times article about him from 2007. Wow, inspiration really is around ever hidden corner, isn’t it?!
- found in Odd Stuff Magazine.com post
Here he is at work, a film by Under The Sun Films