..Brazilian born Dalton Ghetti is a Carpenter now based in Connecticut and has perfected the art of crafting these micro sculptures over the past 25 years using a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife and lots of patience as the graphite sculptures can take anywhere between a few months to a few years. He said: “It would drive me mad when I would be just a bit too heavy handed and the pencil’s tip would break. I would get very nervous sometimes, particularly when the piece was almost finished, and then I would make a mistake. I decided to change the way I thought about the work when I started a new piece my attitude would be ‘well this will break eventually but let’s see how far I get. It helped me break fewer pencils, and although I still do break them, it’s not as often” Over time he has broken many works in progress and keeps them in what he calls the cemetery collection. Ghetti has never sold any of his work but gives it away to friends..
The Pencil Maker Told The Pencil Five Important lessons just before putting it into the box..
Everything you do will always leave a mark.
You can always correct the mistakes you make.
Whats important is whats inside of you.
In life you will undergo painful sharpenings, which will only make you better.
To be the best, you must let yourself be guided by the hand that holds you.