Pencil Carvings : Inventive Artwork
The idea of carving wood into intricate shapes is an ancietn art. Mizuta Tasogare and Kato Jado, two Japanese artists, had an innovative twist on it with beautiful carvings made with the common pencil.
"To take carving in the wood of a pencil", is certainly what pencil carving is all about. But we are required to be skilled enough for delicate woodwork in carving out a pattern like some kind of a tracery without making any miscut on the naked lead inside."
According to their website, the types of carvings are divided into 4 general categoris: "Double spiral", "Chain", "Ring" and "Kikko" (honeycomb) Others like "Six-fold spiral", "Extensible" and "Triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon" are considered to be variations based on one of those 4 types.
To see the portfolio of pencil carvings, you can go here.
Thanks toSeehere.blogspot.com for the find.