November 25, 2010

Carved pencils
  • "The longest Dalton has spent on one piece was two and half years on a pencil with interlinking chains." I admire that sort of dedication. And the saw is amazing. Thanks, dilettante!
  • Sheesh! We saw the pencil carving art, now there's the carving the pencil lead.... Where can it possibly end? I must admire the carver's steady hand, but what I enjoyed viewing was the paper toilet roll art.
  • Intriguing amount of effort must have gone into those carvings. But why?
  • I don't mind their small carbon footprint (heh). That's what pencil lead is made of, right? But I imagine buying one of these, and it cracks in half as I try to bring it home... The alternative reach is for the super humongous. (That's why I don't bother much with exhibits anymore. It's always about making something giant... Oooh it's BIG.) Now here its small but I think the scale in either case is just for publicity.
  • Hee! My luck is bringing it home, taking it out of the box, turning around and seeing someone grinding away at the pencil sharpener. I don't know about publicity. People that do this sort of thing are pretty OCD to begin with.
  • I've nothing against small - or large - per se. Just curious as to whether small stuff sells better than larger pieces.