Dalton Ghetti carefully created these amazing pencil sculptures. These miniature masterpieces are a side project for the professional carpenter, who has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years. Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years. Over time he has broken many works in progress and keeps them in what he calls the cemetery collection.
One of the most fascinating things about these tiny works of art is that he has never sold them, only given away to friends as gifts.b which he continues doing today. since the young age of 6, são paulo-born artist dalton ghetti learned how to handle tools, when he and fellow classmates would use razor blades or pocket knives to sharpen their pencils for drawing and writing. at the age of 8, ghetti learned how to sew in order to help his seamstress mother with hemming and attaching buttons, furthering his skill in detailed hand work. the next year, he received a set of metal tools for children for his 9th birthday with which he started carving and building toys; sculpting with knives, chisels and hammers. this hobby sparked his love for carpentry. at 24, he moved to the USA where he earned an associate of arts degree in architecture, while working as a cabinet maker. upon graduation he became employed as a home remodeler, a job which he continues doing today.