Astonishing Toothpick Sculpture: Rolling through the Bay by Scott Weaver [Video]

Astonishing Toothpick Sculpture: Rolling through the Bay by Scott Weaver [Video]

With enthusiasm and hard work, a gifted artist can create stunning things. What you are about to see is a fantastic toothpick sculpture depicting the life in San Francisco. Made from over 100,000 toothpicks over the course of 35 years, the “Rolling through the Bay” toothpick sculpture was created by Scott Weaver, an artist who has been building toothpick sculptures since he was 8 years old, back in 1968. The sculpture features four ping-pong balls that take you on a tour across the toothpick city. The idea for this sculpture came in 1974, when constructing a new sculpture, Scott Weaver added the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street, which had a ping-pong ball roll through it. Building on that idea, after a long and sinuous artistic journey, the “Rolling through the Bay” toothpick sculpture is finally done. The artist has worked on it on and off, staying busy with other projects too. You can see it on display in the Tinkering Studio. Until you get the chance to see it in front of you, enjoy the pictures below + watch the video at the end of the article !

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11 comments

  • Nina April 28, 2011 at 11:16 AMLogin to Reply →

    I am beyond impressed by this! Some real dedication was required to finalize that.

  • Andrei April 28, 2011 at 12:02 PMLogin to Reply →

    If someone had told me that he can do this amazing sculpture, I would have laughed. Great work done by Scott Weaver.

  • Tanja Heikkinen April 28, 2011 at 12:04 PMLogin to Reply →

    Very interesting and creative!

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  • lili wijaya April 28, 2011 at 16:44 PMLogin to Reply →

    Wow… , amazing ….. :)

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  • Dave May 9, 2011 at 16:21 PMLogin to Reply →

    It’s really amazing, this person must have allot of patience. It’s pretty cool though.

  • delphy June 11, 2011 at 12:02 PMLogin to Reply →

    I love the human mind and imagination!

  • kim yee June 21, 2011 at 06:01 AMLogin to Reply →

    Now that was very amazing, to see a structural art work, in a running form, across the city of San Francisco, and all of it’s landmarks, is very unique, and satisfying. Thank you for allowing me to share this with my friends, and family.

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