Dalton Ghetti carves tiny minature sculptures into the graphite of a pencil.
” At school Dalton always sharpened pencils by hand, and would sometimes peel the paint from the pencil and carve intricate designs into the wood. He noticed that a good blade cuts through both the wood and through the graphite, leaving behind a nice flat and shiny surface. He began working on them until they were perfectly round and cone shaped, then removed more wood as the graphite started to become part of the carvings. He had found the perfect material for his miniature sculptures.
The tools he uses are very simple: a strong light source, razor blades, a sewing needle sharpened to a fine chisel and an assortment of tools made out of jewelers and dentists implements plus sand paper and sharpening stones. These tools need to be constantly sharpened to make the perfect cut”