A very dear friend turned me on to the fabulous creations of Johan Ku. Ku was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1979. He started his career as a graphic designer but went on to get a BA and an MA in Fashion and textile design. He started his own studio in 2005 and is currently based in London.
His signature, sculpture like dresses are true works of art.
This morning, I found these images in an email from my sister.
The artist who makes these tiny sculptures out of the graphite tips on pencils, is called Dalton Ghetti. Needless to say, Mr. Ghetti has magical fingers. What beautiful tiny creations he makes! I looked him up and found more information on the Kidrobot blog.
Ghetti was born in Brazil and is now based in Connecticut, he apparently does this as a side project, next to being a professional carpenter. He has been perfecting his art for the last 25 years and has never sold one sculpture. He gives them away to friends...
These kinds of finds inspire me and make my days happier.