26 April 2011

"Rolling Through the Bay" Toothpick Masterpiece

by 18:39
A rare feature of western art on a Japanese forum has caught 2ch's attention on the world's largest functioning toothpick sculpture, Rolling Through the Bay.

Sculptor Scott Weaver spent 3,000 hours and 34 years to create an incredibly detailed model of San Fransisco, constructed only from 100,000 toothpicks from various countries all over the world and some Elmar's glue.

The 9' tall, 7' wide and 30" deep masterpiece contains tiny models, parts and landmarks that make up San Fransisco, such as the Palace of Fine Arts, The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Concourse of Music, the Painted Ladies buildings, Ferry Building, Chinatown and much much more.

Rolling Through the Bay also functions as a marble run, with 5 different scenic "tours" where ping pong balls are dropped on several ramps and proceed to spiral downwards following toothpick ramps which pass through the miniature models of the masterpiece.

Wow, I mean.....wow. It's just amazing.
Words can't express how incredibly detailed this work of art is, so I'll let the pictures do the talking;

View the rest of the components on Scott Weaver's official Rolling Through the Bay gallery website.

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