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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pencil + Patience = Art

Pencil – only a tool used for painting, drawing, or putting down notes in the margins. But not Getty Dalton. This 45-year-old resident of Bridgeport turns ordinary pencils into miniature sculptures, without using a magnifying glass.

Dalton works very slowly. He does not use any special tools: for he needs only a blade, a sewing needle and a very bright light. To protect their vision, the author works for one and half hours a day. One tiny sculpture may take several months. “When I tell people how long it takes me to create sculptures, they simply do not believe me, – says Getty. – My patience is simply amazing people, because nowadays everyone wants to be quicker, faster and faster.

1 comment:

aurea @ pricewise events said...

I've seen Getty's pencil art in one blog and I can't believe my eyes. Yes, these are used pencils, right? These little thing which we just ignore or throw at trash cans can be really amazing materials for an art! I love this kind of art and I just love miniatures!