Monday, September 30, 2013

About 35 years ago, before many of us were even born, artist Scott Weaver began working on an incredibly complex kinetic sculpture that he calls "Rolling Through The Bay".

Rolling Through The Bay is an abstract toothpick sculpture of San Francisco. It consists of small tunnels that maneuvers ping pong balls through neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic symbols of San Francisco. Scott continues to build modification to this sculpture, even today. Scott says he has spent about 3000 hours on it over a period of 34 years and the only glue he uses is Elmer’s.

Check out that detail!

This insane sculpture is comprised of thousands and thousands (over 100,000) of toothpicks from around the world. Scott says:
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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