Sculpted Pencil Leads

Artist Dalton Ghetti sculpts pencil leads. The work is very challenging, and he often works on multiple projects, so it can take him a decade to finish a single piece. From a 2007 article about him in The New York Times:

“The pencil tip is great; it’s like a pure, very homogenous material,” he said. “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.”

Gallery and Article via DudeCraft | Photo: Cooked Brains

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I saw several of his works in the American Visionary Museum in Baltimore. His pencil works are extremely impressive, especially when you can see them actual size. I cant remember if they were only there for a limited time, but I highly recommend checking it out! :)
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this is the most amazing thing I've ever seen. man, this is frickin' art... buchanan-smith can hang up his axes (though more useful than sculpted pencils) this work is supremely unparalleled.
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