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an obsessive look at singular objects.

Using a pencil to pick up crystals

Learning to hold a pencil

OLDEST PENCIL

In 1761 cabinetmaker Kaspar Faber settled in Stein, near Nurenburg, in Germany to make his first simple pencils. Graphite was cut into narrow sticks and glued between two pieces of wood which were cut and planed smooth. The family dynasty of pencil makers had begun.