To create his sculptures, Dalthon holds the pencil in his hand under a strong light source (table lamp or sunlight) and carves it mostly with a sewing needle and a very sharp, triangular, small, metal blade. He works at very small intervals: 1 to 2 hours maximum per day whenever he gets inspired. He works very slowly by removing specks of graphite at a time. It therefore takes months or sometimes years to complete a sculpture.
Pencil Boot 2010, prints available:
Large Print 19"w x 36"h (48cm x 91cm)
Postcard 4"w x 6"h (10cm x 15cm)
© Dalthon M. Ghetti, photo by Sloan Howard.