toothpick art

Scott Weaver begun working on an intricate artwork Rolling through the Bay,  35 years ago. Yes. That’s right. 35 years ago. 100,000 toothpicks later, one man has finished a masterpiece. Well almost. Because until today his kinetic sculpture is still under continuous adjustment. His inspiration is the neighborhood, iconic and historical locations of San Francisco. The estimated time he spent in this amazing artwork is 3,000 hours, using toothpicks from around the world. Speaking about his work on his website, Weaver said:

I have used different brands of toothpicks depending on what I am building. I also have many friends and family members that collect toothpicks in their travels for me. For example, some of the trees in Golden Gate Park are made from toothpicks from Kenya, Morocco, Spain, West Germany and Italy. The heart inside the Palace of Fine Arts is made out of toothpicks people threw at our wedding.

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[via tinkering studio’s flickrcolossal]


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