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.