This past weekend, when I came across an article about Ray Villafane, The Picasso of Pumpkin Carving
in The Wall Street Journal
, I was super-impressed. If you visit my blog often, you know that I love artists and creatives who think outside of the box and create unique works of art in unexpected ways. Thus, my complete enjoyment of Ray Villafane's work. Granted, the spooky, Halloween-inspired faces aren't really my cup of tea, but I'm still wholly impressed by his talent and ability to create such life-like images in a pumpkin.
So, in celebration of October and of one of my favorite holidays, check out the images below and prepare to be amazed!
I know, incredible! He says that he is often inspired by the shape of the pumpkins--and that he goes from there, taking cues from any bumps, lumps, or odd growths in the plant. I, for one, am impressed.
Now I'm going to head back to bed to sleep off my Bronchitis. Super fun!
P.S. Ben and I still haven't decided what to be for Halloween this year! It's a travesty! Although we want to, we just can't be hipsters for the third year in a row...any ideas for us?