Brazilian-born artist Dalton M. Ghetti came to the USA in 1985 as a young man in order to study architecture and get a good job (as a carpenter and remodeller) in the land of opportunity. Throughout his educational career, Ghetti began to “sharpen” pencils as a way of meditation to quiet his busy mind, and can now claim himself as self-taught artist with a very unique and impressive portfolio of miniature works of pencil art. Surprisingly, Ghetti does not use a magnifying glass to create his mini pencil lead sculptures, instead, a sewing needle, a razor blade, a sculpting knife and a carpenter’s No. 2 pencil make up the tools of his craft. He originally worked with soap and chalk as mediums before settling on graphite because of its homogenous nature – unlike wood which has a grain, graphite cuts in the same direction. What’s even more impressive is that Ghetti embarks on his pencil-carving journey for the love of the art – even if it takes him months or even years to complete some pieces (like the carved alphabet that took 2.5 years). Ghetti has never had to purchase a single pencil for his projects, he either finds used, abandoned pencils on the street, or friends collect them and donate them to his craft. He often repairs friends and family by giving his works of art as gifts – he has never sold a single piece, instead, he sells postcards of his photographed work for $2.