Friday, October 29, 2010

Who Says Pumpkin Carving isn't Art?



Can you believe this was a simple pumpkin? Ray Villafane doesn't take long to create these intricate carvings out of pumpkins. He first finds one with enough weight and then sets to carve them with a spoon and scalpel. I can't believe it. I get tired just scraping the guts out of a pumpkin. Plus, just think of this... it is transient sculpture. It won't last for more than a few days before it rots. How sad. In the meantime, however, we can enjoy the show. The article where I found his work is HERE. There are a few more pictures of his work than what I've posted if you are curious. Too cool, don't ya think?

10 comments:

  1. Wow! The detailing on that first one is incredible!

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  2. These are fantastic - I have pumpkin envy!

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  3. I just watched him in action on Food Network Challenge Pumpkins last night, and he was amazing!

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  4. My thoughts parallel yours but I can admire someone elses handy work and BOY this person is TALENTED!!!

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  5. I watched some of these get made on the Food Network! It was so cool. That carver Ray is amazing! He made some of the snakes move!

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  6. Oh my! Those are some great pumpkin carving. I would never be able to do anything like these. This person has to just love carving altogether. :) Great post!

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