>> Tuesday, March 18, 2008
a collection of someone's incredibly precise carvings of pencils. reminds me of the pencil work of tom friedman (not the new york times columnist.). i can't find a picture of it, but friedman once used a pencil sharpener to create one continuous spiral out of a pencil... beautiful. another pencil piece he made that boggles the mind is an image of a pencil in exaggerated perspective made from pressing powdered pencil on a wall! maybe someday i'll scan some of his work. if you can't wait, this is the best tom friedman book. he's one of those artists that it really helps to read the fine print next to the piece or you may miss what's so interesting about it.