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Patricia D´Angelo

This is the carved pumpkin.  It is not done in the conventional manner.  Using woodcut tools I carve the face into the pumpkin.  Then I go back with an ice cream scoop and scrape out the inside of the pumpkin to create a thin wall.  You do not cut all the way through the pumpkin, rather the light shines through the thin flesh of the pumpkin.  I really like this method because it opens up possibilities and the surface becomes a blank canvas.


Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy



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