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One Man, 100,000 Toothpicks, And 35 Years: Amazing Kinetic Sculpture Of San Francisco

Scott Weaver, an artist who has spent thirty-five years has finally completed his masterpiece: a complex kinetic sculpture known as “Rolling through the Bay”. The most surprising fact about this masterpiece is that the artist is still continuing to expand it. He has covered several popular and historic locations of San Francisco using toothpicks and glue.

kinetic toothpick sculpture

Although there are many other toothpick creations that are larger than this, what makes this unique and special is the kinetic components it is made up of. The total time spent by this artist pegs at around 3000 hours and the toothpicks required has been brought in from locations from all over the world such as Kenya, Italy, Morocco, West Germany, and Spain.

kinetic toothpick sculpture

The toothpicks are not similar and come from different manufacturers. Also, the toothpicks used to design the Palace of Fine Arts were collected from his wedding venue and it is entirely made from the toothpicks thrown by the guests. The model is put for display at the Tinkering Studio and you can alternately view the model on his website or Flickr gallery.

kinetic toothpick sculpture

kinetic toothpick sculpture

kinetic toothpick sculpture

kinetic toothpick sculpture

kinetic toothpick sculpture