Thursday, May 12, 2011

San Francisco Model/labyrinth Made Out of 100,000 Toothpicks

Artsist Scott Weaver's, "Rolling Through The Bay", is a composite of various landmarks from around San Francisco,all created in astonishing detail usuing some 100,000 toothpicks. Oh, and it's also a ping pong ball labyrinth. It's certainly an amazing piece of art, and I am duly impressed.

But what I always find most astonishing about works like this, is the truly unfathomable amount of free time, not to mention patience, some people apparently have. I can't even make the time to draw a picture anymore, and I don't have the patience to set up a hundred of... ANYTHING, much less a hundred thousand of those things.


Source:The Bold Italic VIA: Laughing Squid
Images and video by:The Tinkering Studio, The Exploratorium

Check out this video from Vimeo to view the model in more detail, and to watch it work.

Scott Weaver's Rolling through the Bay from Learning Studio on Vimeo.

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