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Dalton Ghetti, microminiaturist

Article: Dalton Ghetti, microminiaturist

With a sculpting knife, a sewing needle and a razor blade, Dalton Ghetti creates unbelievably precise miniature sculptures on the tips of old, artfully weather-beaten pencils. Ghetti works the graphite slowly, carving away at it until the pencil becomes the base for his microscopic sculptures made from the pencil’s lead. The precision and level of detail Ghetti is able to achieve on such a small scale is something he’s spent the past 25 years perfecting.