It took 2 1/2 years to complete his best-known work, “Alphabet.”
Dalton Ghetti has found a remarkable niche in the art world. There have been artists who use pencils as part of their craft, but none use the smallest and most fragile part: the pencil lead. Check out the pictures to see Dalton Ghetti’s amazing work for yourself. Think twice before sharpening your pencil. (Pics)
Dalton Ghetti is an artist who works with one of the toughest mediums around. His craft involves sculpting pencil lead into impossible to imagine images. Everything from a giraffe to a hammer can be made out of lead.
They’ve got magnifying glasses on hand at the New Britain Museum of American Art to help visitors fully appreciate the carvings of Dalton Ghetti, a Brazilian-born artist who lives in Bridgeport.
The magnifiers help bring out the exacting details of the teensy figures Ghetti makes out of the ends of tips of lead pencils. Using needles and razors, Ghetti takes months to complete one of his little works. And accompanying each piece is an indication how many months it took to carve.