Monday, June 18, 2012

This Is Not Paper, But... - Scott Weaver Toothpick Art - via Shangrala Family Fun


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PhotobucketOver 35 years ago, artist Scott Weaver began work on a complex kinetic sculpture, "Rolling through the Bay", that he continues to modify and expand on. The elaborate sculpture is comprised of multiple 'tours' that move pingpong balls through neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic symbols of San Francisco, all recreated with glue, toothpicks, and an incredible amount of ingenuity. Weaver estimates he’s spent over 3,000 hours on the project using toothpicks from around the world:

-"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". - Scott Weaver

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PhotobucketHá 35 anos, o artista Scott Weaver trabalha em uma complexa escultura cinética, a "Rolling through the Bay", ou "Rolando pela Baía", literalmente, que ele continua a modificar e expandir. A escultura é formada por vários trilhos, onde bolas de ping-pong passam por diversos pontos turísticos e símbolos icônicos da cidade de São Francisco, na Califórnia, todos recriados com cola comum, palitos de dentes e uma incrível engenhosidade. Weaver acredita ter gasto por volta de 3.000 horas de sua vida no seu projeto, usando palitos de dentes de todas as partes do mundo:

-"Eu uso diferentes marcas de palitos, dependendo do que estou construindo. Meus amigos e familiares me presenteiam com palitos de várias partes do mundo, trazidos de suas viagens. - leia mais em shangralafamilyfun.com - Scott Weaver


*All texts of this post are from Shangrala Family Fun. Link: It.Is.Not.Paper.But.Scott.Weaver.Toothpick.Art.via.Shangrala.Family.Fun More Not Paper, Unusual and Pop Culture related posts: National Museum Of USA Air Force - A Virtual Tour House Made From Matches - by English Russia - Casa De Fósforos Stop Motion And Papercraft - by Bastelbahn 45-Foot Paper Airplane - by The Great Paper Airplane Project

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