Most of us tend to see the forest for the trees, but don't take the time to observe the trees themselves and what could be made out of the seemingly ordinary and mundane details that we take for granted. Dalton Ghetti, a carpenter by day and graphite artist by night, is one such person who notices the beauty that can be conceived out of something as simple as a pencil. Using only a sewing needle, razor blade, and usually a carpenter's or No. 2 pencil, he labors over each piece for months and sometimes years until it is shaped to his liking. A magnifying glass is never used, as he trusts his eyes and sense of touch to malleate the compound into incredible works of art.
One facet of Dalton's process that stood out to me was the fact that he rejoices in the slower timeline it takes for him for complete a project. In a world where trends come and go in the blink of an eye and we are infinitely urged to move faster, it is refreshing to find an artist who asks that we take even the slightest interval to consider our true desires and how we want our lives to take form. It is at that moment that we envision all the possibilities that subsist therein.