Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lead Story

While in Baltimore, I saw a small and miraculous exhibit of Dalton Ghetti's work at the American Visionary Arts Museum. Ghetti makes phenomenally intricate carvings from the centers of pencils. Using a razor blade and a sewing needle, he can take months or years to create his precise carvings of boats, churches, linked chains, and a bust of Elvis. One of the pieces is made up of 26 different pencils, the tip of each one carved into one of the letters of the alphabet. Splendidly obsessive.

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