Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Pencil Sharpener

Beautiful and amazing.

From Inhabitat...
Getting familiar with Dalton’s technique makes the work even more interesting, as he refuses to work with a magnifying glass, and only uses three tools – a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife. He explains his process: “I use the sewing needle to make holes or dig into the graphite. I scratch and create lines and turn the graphite around slowly in my hand” 
Dalton, who has never sold any work and has only given it away to friends, usually spends several months on each figure. The longest piece, a pencil with interlinking chains, took him two and a half years, and he said it is so intricate that people often think it is actually two pencils.
More of Dalton's work is here.

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