|Project by EPJartisan||posted 10-29-2010 06:17 PM||1776 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
My partner picked up a new computer client in the Arts district of Oak Park, I went to pick up a computer and the owner pulled me aside saying she loves my work and was wondering if i would be willing to do a live display of pumpkin carving. The next door restaurant Trattoria 225 was having a halloween Kids Night and wanted to raffle off a 100 lb carved pumpkin. I live in Oak Park, but my studio is way across the city… so they asked local artists, but no one stepped up for the fun. So they were a little desperate, but I came along and said yes within a heartbeat… and it was the best time carving a pumpkin I have ever had. The kids were amazing, I let them try all the tools, and chatted with them to the approval of thier parents… and then chatted up the parents for my woodwork.
3.5 hours of carving, using my wood carving and clay carving tools. The walls of the pumpkin were almost 3 inches in some places, so my relief carving was quite deep and people could not stop touching it.. and asking if it was a real pumpkin.
-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."