New Exhibit of Sculptures on the Tips of Lead Pencils

carvings on the tips of pencils by Salavat Fidai

New Exhibit of Micro-Miniature Sculptures on the Tips of Lead Pencils Opens at The Museum of Miniatures February 1st.

Tucson, Ariz—December 28, 2017– The exhibit On Point: Sculptures on the Tips of Lead Pencils will open at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures on February 1, 2018 and run through April 15, 2018.

The exhibit will feature over 30 micro-miniature sculptures on the tips of lead pencils created by internationally recognized artists Cindy Chinn, Salavat Fidai, and Dalton Ghetti.

Working independently from one another, these artists each carve pencil lead, working directly on the tips of carpenter and No. 2 pencils to create intricate sculptures that average only half-an-inch high. Images of their astonishing work often go viral. Artist Salavat Fidai has 603k Instagram followers.

Their work will be displayed with magnifiers at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures so viewers can fully appreciate the details of the carvings.

About the Artists

Internationally renowned pencil carver, Cindy Chinn, is based in Nebraska. Her work has been featured in Sparks Magazine, Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine, and on Bored Panda, among others. Salavat Fidai is an experimental artist and sculptor whose work has been exhibited all over the world, including: England, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, and the UAE. Originally from Brazil, but now based in Connecticut, Dalton Ghetti is a carpenter and self-taught artist. His work has been exhibited at the American Visionary Art Museum, D’Armour Museum of Fine Arts, and the New Britain Museum of American Art among others.

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