MICROARTS: PENCIL LEAD CARVING

MICROARTS: PENCIL LEAD CARVING


Pencil lead sculpting is one of my hobbies Since 2008, I have been working
in Karkala Power station. substation means if there is any sudden power cut or emergencies I help the other line mans To do pencil micro sulpture earlier I used to use household needles, blades When people started noticing, they suggested me to make use of surgical blades Doctors even gave few of their instruments from their tool kit to help me carve Even though I have an
experience of 10 years, it’s not necessary that I
succeed at the first time It takes more than one attempt
and sometimes during the final touches there are instances
where sculptures get damaged One of the reasons I got inspired to do this art is cricket world cup 2011, I came across a sculpture made up of chalk But to be unique I opted for pencil lead I registered myself for guinness world records During the wait for the reply, we found out that there is already a record on the same This record was needed to broken in order to create a new record for India When I learnt about the record,
I understood that the previous record was held by abdul
basheer who made 50 chain links If I had to make a new record, I had to make more than 50 chain links It took me two years to practice and participate for the record My target was to create more than 100 chain links Even though the target was high I ended up only creating 58 chain links I had created almost 66 chain links but while connecting eight links got damaged Finally, when we got the
news that I had won. I felt really happy, I had tears of joy in my eyes.

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