Impressive Pumpkin Art

All we can say is, artist Ray knows how to work pumpkins. And they would make pretty sweet Halloween decorations if you could get your hands on one of these. The designs are interesting, the selections wide, and the results are almost astounding.

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Skull Nickels

This is Colossal has a very interesting post about Hobo Nickels. The nickels are a series of carved/sculpted coins greatly popular in the early 20th century with the introduction of the Buffalo nickel. That was a coin minted using soft metal which made it especially suited for carvings. Add to that the fact that numerous artists were unemployed during the great depression, a number of these coins were used for sculpting, thus earning them the name “Hobo.” Nickel carving still remains a popular hobby and even has a society to go along.

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Miniatures carved out of matchsticks


If someone can carve a matchstick into something that is even remotely recognizable, we’ll call it a job well done. For these amazing carvings by Argentina-based artist Javier Gobai, we’ve simply run out of words. It is almost stunning how well the artist manages to carve out sculptures out of matchsticks, and not just random shapes, but well executed and detailed shapes made out of the wood.

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