Dalton Ghett was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Came to the U.S. in 1985 at the young age of 24. Earned an Associate’s degree in Architecture from Norwalk Community Technical College, Connecticut, U.S.A. in 1994. Works as a carpenter/house remodeler. Self-taught artist: “Sharpens” pencils as a hobby/meditation. Currently lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Dalton’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the world. He has been featured in the New York Times, Times for Kids, Weekly Reader and many other publications.
Invite Dalton to share his story and his work with your students.
Pencil sculptures: miniature masterpieces carved into graphite by Dalton Ghetti.
Micro-Sculpture on pencil:
I found this good article by NYtime
“The idea is, as you walk in, you’ll see a huge tear drop far away,” he said. “As you walk up close to it, you’ll see that it’s made up of tiny little ones. So I make one a day. I was watching the whole thing from Sherwood Island State Park, and I broke down and cried all day. I had a vision about doing something about it, and that’s what I came up with. It’ll probably take about 10 years to do it.”