You may have already seen Dalton Ghetti’s amazing work, but it is absolutely worth seeing again. Ghetti, a Brazilian artist living in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has been carving the tips of graphite pencils into incredible, microscopic sculptures since he was a child. The artist uses only razor blades, sewing needles and excellent lighting (no magnification!) to create these intricate miniature masterpieces. A carpenter by trade, Ghetti carves the pencils in his spare time.
“The pencil has been kind of like a challenge to myself. I can do anything really big, but the small stuff is really difficult, so I was like, let me see how small I can go.”
“When I’m inspired, I can sit down and things just flow. You can’t force yourself to do those things. I do it just for fun, it’s pretty much like a hobby, a kind of meditation work that I do,” says Dalton.
See more of Ghetti’s awe-inspiring work, as well as credits, after the jump.