Dalton Ghetti, the creator of these amazing art works, was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He works as a carpenter/house remodeller and is a self-taught artist.
At first, he carved large objects and then he decided to create the smallest possible carvings that he could using pencils. Most of the pencils he uses are found on the streets and sidewalks.
He does this just as a hobby and a form of meditation. His original pencil carvings are not for sale and he does not sell for commissions or advertising.
They are certainly amazing works of art.
Assembly of Shapes
by Danielle Weiler
16+ Highly recommended
"I need a place, just for me, a place to escape, a place to just be. If I could create an assembly of shapes on endless pages…I do believe my life would be complete."
The main character, Chas is an intense character, so skilfully drawn that the reader feels they know him and the suburb he lives in.
Chas is working his way through year 11 and has lots of secrets. He doesn’t know who his father is, he’s in love with his best friend’s girlfriend and he is an ‘undercover’ artist. This book is about relationships. Relationship with family, friends, and self are all put under the microscope in this captivating story.
The writing style is compelling and the situations portrayed so realistic as to be shocking and thought provoking. Chas grows in maturity as he tackles the challenge to achieve his dreams, seemingly against all odds. He has unexpected champions and foes as the story unfolds, culminating in unexpected tragedy.
The power of this book is the reality of the situations the young characters find themselves dealing with. There is much to discuss and explore.
“I’ve finally done it. They will all be safe. And this is the sole reason for my sacrifice.”
On May 27 1967, Australians voted overwhelmingly to change the Australian Constitution. Provisions which prevented the Federal Government from making laws for Aboriginal people, and excluded them from being counted in the census, were removed from the Constitution.
The ‘Yes’ vote of 90.77% remains a record in the history of Australian referendums.
The 1967 Referendum is extremely significant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For many people, it represented a turning point from official discrimination.
National Reconciliation Week started as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation in 1993 and was supported by Australia’s major religious groups.
Every year, it is held between May 27th and June 3rd.
May 27th is the anniversary of the 1967 referendum in which more than 90 per cent of Australians voted ‘Yes’ to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the census and give the Australian Government the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The day before National Reconciliation Week, 26th May, is National Sorry Day, which was first held in Sydney in 1998 and is now commemorated nationally to remember and honour the Stolen Generations.
June 3rd marks the historic 1992 Mabo decision in which the High Court of Australia recognised native title.
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