Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Incredible Pencil Tip Sculptures by Diem Chau and Dalton Ghetti

These wonderful micro sculptures are carved by Vietnamese-American artist Diem Chau.
The sculpture of an elephant was made after Diem saw the photos of Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of Jimmy John’s, killing endangered animals on safari in Africa. “I was enraged and disgusted,” says Diem on her blog. “I wanted to make something beautiful and sad.  I feel his loneliness.”
The second piece called “The Raven & The Sun” is based on the Native American myth of how the Raven stole the Sun and gave light to the world.
Pencil Art by Diem Chau-

Pencil Art by Diem Chau

Pencil Art by Diem Chau

Meet Dalton Ghetti, a 49 year old carpenter, who makes probably the tiniest sculptures in the world. It can sound unbelievable, but he manages to carve a highly detailed sculpture on the tip of a pencil from available graphite. Now living in Connecticut, USA, he has been doing these mind-blowing works for about 25 years.


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