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Monday, November 22, 2010

It takes good eyes and patience to do this

How cool is this?  Dalton Ghetti, a carpenter by trade, makes beautiful, detailed art carvings in pencil tips using the graphite and sometimes the wood of the pencil.

Key:



Elvis:


Alphabet:


You can see more of his art here.

7 comments:

Stacy Lynn said...

Someone sent me an email of his work a while back. Amazing! I'd be cross-eyed and a raving loon if I tried to do even one.

Catch Her in the Wry said...

stacy: I would not have the patience either. And my hands shake too much, I can barely thread a needle.

white rabbit said...

Yikes! Now that's quality...

Catch Her in the Wry said...

rabbit: I love art made from simple, useful objects and the artists for thinking outside the box.

Red Shoes said...

OMG!!! It took a moment for it to sink in that these were made from pencil leads *DOH!!!*

That is incredible!!!

~shoes~

Catch Her in the Wry said...

shoes: You probably missed it because the art is so, so tiny. Yes, incredible!

J said...

Awesome. Never seen anything like it.