Sunday, November 06, 2011

Toothpick Art

Why is this man wearing a funny hat?
He is, Scott Weaver, an artist and creator of toothpick sculptures like the hat he is wearing.
He doesn't just build toothpick structures, he builds them in such a way that you can roll ping pong balls through them from one end to the other.


This huge 9 ft x 7 ft (2.74m x 2.13m) sculpture called "Rolling Through the Bay" with famous San Francisco landmarks was displayed at a local county fair several months ago.
What started as a school project in the 4th grade, it eventually morphed into this unique piece 36 years and 103,487 toothpicks later . His teacher would be proud.


Close up of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts.


Close up of San Francisco's Coit Tower.


- Karen

11 comments:

lina said...

I'm looking at those creation in awe. He is sure one focused man.

rainfield61 said...

Scott Weaver is really a creative artist.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

never seen a hat like that before - i suppose toothpicks ae much the same as matchsticks - I've known a few matchstick modellers in my time.

Life Ramblings said...

such amazing sculptures. making one requires skill, patience and creativity. Hats off to Scott Weaver.

Louis la Vache said...

Amazing and delightful!

Filip Demuinck said...

Fantastic, you need to have a lot of patience for this.

Greetings,
Filip

betchai said...

gee, what very intricate work, must be a lot of patience and real hard work, beautiful pieces.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, that's bloggable, as I would say to my wife.

llandudnopictures said...

Amazing...

Jenny Woolf said...

Gracious how interesting. I have seen many things made out of toothpicks, but usually they are not artistically creative - most interesting post.

La Principessa Errante said...

If you have the pictures, it means, you have seen it, isn't it amazing?