This is insane...

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  1. deverrant

    deverrant VIP Extreme Gold

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    The work of 49-year-old artist Dalton Ghetti...

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    Dalton uses three basic tools to make his incredible creations – a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife. He even refuses to use a magnifying glass and has never sold any of his work, only given it away to friends. He said: “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 handâ€Â

    The longest Dalton has spent on one piece was two and half years on a pencil with interlinking chains. A standard figure will take several months. He said: “The interlinking chains took the most effort and I was really pleased with it because it’s so intricate people think it must be two pecilsâ€Â
     
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    That's fucking great.
    How the fuck do you even think to do that?
     
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    I can't even thread a needle without getting a headache and vomiting.
     
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    This guy is amazing. The chain is simply incredible. I wonder how many time he was ALMOST done and broke one and had to start over?
     
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    He's probably one of those savants that can't tie his shoes or hold a job.
     
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    very cool
     
  8. deverrant

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    When Dalton, from Connecticut, USA, first started he would become frustrated when a piece would break before being finished—especially after he had spent months working on it. He said: “It would drive me mad when I would be just a bit too heavy handed and the pencil’s tip would break. I would get very nervous sometimes, particularly when the piece was almost finished, and then I would make a mistake. I decided to change the way I thought about the work – when I started a new piece my attitude would be ‘well this will break eventually but let’s see how far I get. It helped me break fewer pencils, and although I still do break them, it’s not as often.”

    Ghetti, who is originally from Brazil, has a box full of more than 100 sculptures that have broken while working on them that he affectionately calls ‘the cemetery collection’. He said: “I have quite a few broken pieces so I decided to glue them on pins and into styrofoam for a display case. People might think it’s weird I keep them but they’re still interesting. I worked on them for months so they might be dead now but at one point I gave them life.”
     
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    good looking stuff, but i'm lost on the deal with the alphabet pic...
     
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    I've seen the chain before -- had no idea the guy had a whole line of macro art -- cool!
     
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    Go Phillies! :cheer:
     
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    I bet he is unbeatable

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    :rofl: