Pete Goldlust makes intricately carved crayons, which he creates with X-Acto knives and drill bits in a painstaking, 20- hour process.
He says, Part of the project is the perversity of working with something so fragile. Its as close as I get to physical athletic accomplishment.
Goldlust has carved more than 30 crayons, some of which have sold in art shows for $400, but his crayon carvings arent about cash.
Goldlust who also works with polymer clay, another common kiddy craft tool says, People talk about art in these grand terms, but it should be fun and playful.
And Goldlustss own three-year-old is his fathers biggest fan sort of.
He says, Its a challenge to keep the crayons away from him, but at this point, hes just as interested in regular crayons.
Later this year, Goldlusts crayon carvings will be featured in a Ripleys Believe It or Not! (Ripley Publishing) book.
For more info, go to petegoldlust.com.
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