Amazing Pencil Art By Dalton Ghetti

On November 30, 2013 by Lazer Horse

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Pencil art, hey? Yeah, art made out of pencils, that’s right.

Dalton Ghetti is a Brazilian fella, born and raised in Sao Paulo who moved to the US of A when he was in his 20’s. He works as a carpenter/house remodeler and as a way of meditating and relaxing he sharpens pencils in the most skilled way known to man.

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He got some kid’s metal tools when he was 9 and has been carving the bejeebus out of bits and bobs ever since. As the following pictures show you, he’s rather adept at it nowadays.

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Ghetti started off carving large things, but he always had a fascination with insects and mosses and all things small, so he decided to try and make the smallest carvings still visible to the naked eye. He picked up a pencil and the rest is history.

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Most of the pencils Dalton uses are ones he’s found discarded in the street. He chips away very, very slowly for just one or two hours at a time taking months over each piece.

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Dalton does this for the love of it. It soothes him, and as such he doesn’t ever sell his work. It’s for him, I like that. If I had any skills as good as his I would flog it for all it was worth, because I am a filthy money grabbing low life.

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The 9/11 tragedy effected Dalton Ghetti emotionally so he set to work carving 3000 tears out of pencil graphite. He carved a new tear nearly every day for 10 years, each taking an hour to craft. Now there’s a labour of love, people.

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