Wednesday, October 5, 2011

100,000 Toothpicks and 35 Years: Rolling Through the Bay

How gorgeous is this?

Rolling through the bay is an abstract toothpick sculpture of San Francisco. Made from 100,000 toothpicks. Not only is it a gorgeous piece of art, it also has four ping pong ball paths that roll through different landmarks. 

The artist, Scott Weaver, spent 3,000 hours on it over a period of 34 years. He started building toothpick sculptures in 1968, when he was 8 years old. In 1974 he started a new sculpture and added the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street, that was the start of Rolling Through the Bay.

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