Monday, August 16, 2010

Lead Pencil heaven

I saw some of these images from Handmade Life today and was totally gobsmacked by them. They are lead pencil sculptures by Dalton Ghetti (or Getty). Does anyone else get that feeling of excitement in the pit of their stomach when something is "right"?

Dalton Ghetti is a 45-year-old Brazillian-born resident of Bridgeport, CT who turns ordinary pencils into miniature sculptures, without using a magnifying glass. He works only and hour and a half a day to preserve his eyesight, using just a small blade and a needle to work his wonder.


This alpahabet sculpture took two and half years to do! So simple and elegant. I love them.

Dalton believes that his sculptures are forcing people to stay for at least a few moments and escape from the mad rhythm of modern life and see the beauty in miniature detail.

Also have a look at some of his other work at Best Design Tuts.

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