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This Artist Creates Tiny Pencil Tip Sculptures That You Have To See To Believe

1. Dalton Ghetti creates sculptures from the tip of pencils.
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2. Born & raised in Brazil, Dalton made his way to the US at age 24.
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3. Earned an Associate’s degree in Architecture from Norwalk Community Technical College, Connecticut, U.S.A.
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4. He is a self-taught artist who “Sharpens” pencils as a hobby/meditation.
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5. His idea is to bring people’s attention to small things. Small is beautiful.
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6. Most of the pencils he uses are found on the streets and sidewalks. Dalton’s work is a recycling process. He turns discarded objects into art.
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7. To create his sculpture, he holds the pencil in his hand under a strong light source (table lamp or sunlight) and carves it mostly with a sewing needle and a very sharp, triangular, small, metal blade.
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8. He works at very small intervals: 1 to 2 hours maximum per day whenever he gets inspired.
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