Art makes a Point

 

such precision!

A while ago I featured the miniscule art by Micro sculptor Willard Wigan who sculpts within the eye of a needle (‘Tiny worlds between heartbeats’ post).  Brazilian artist Dalton Ghetti sculpts using the lead of a pencil as his media.  The artist is already a carpenter in his own right, but for his micro sculpture he uses some more unusual tools, including a sewing needle and razor blade.

How does he do this?

Some of the sculptures have taken years and a lot of patience owing to the fragile nature of the graphite media.  But as you can imagine a lot of them break whilst he is working on them.  This must be so frustrating and disheartening for the artist, yet still he carries on.  What dedication and what great sculpture!

I LOVE this one

 

More about him and more pics here

See the artists alphabet carvings here

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10 Responses to “Art makes a Point”

  1. I can’t imagine! I’d break every single one I worked on. Does he work on larger pieces in other materials, Lynda?

  2. artistatexit0 Says:

    I’m amazed that people feel compelled to work with such limitations! Do you think the artist views this partly as a performance art?

    • Interesting question Al…..I think there must be a certain level of performance about it, though they take him years. Wonder if theres any film of him doing this?

  3. wow, incredible! I love that there is someone in the world that really wants to do this!

  4. unbelievable. i want to see the tools he uses to make those! they must be nearly invisible.

  5. Hey, this is amazing art.

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