Sunday, October 10, 2010

Incredible Pumpkin Carvings by Ray Villafane

American sculptor Ray Villafane carves incredibly intricate and detailed faces on pumpkins, from the gruesome Predator to the friendly Barack Obama. Villafane was born on March 5, 1969 in Queens, New York and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Education from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

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Villafane is a toy sculptor by trade working with companies such as Bowan Designs, DC Direct, McFarlane Toys, and Sideshow Toys. In his spare time he likes to carve pumpkins and in 2008, Villafane won the Food Network Pumpkin Carving Contest’s top prize of $10,000. His work has been featured in numerous publications as well as having pieces shown at the New York Art Directors Club, Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, Spaces Gallery, and Jordan River Arts Gallery.

Villafane works and lives in Northern Michigan with his wife and six children. To see more of his pumpkin sculptures and other work, visit his site http://www.villafanestudios.com/

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14 comments:

  1. Those are awesome shots! Haha I've got some great pumpkin carving ideas now, only a few weeks to go.

    Also, I mentioned your blog in my recent post (http://bloggerlisted.blogspot.com/2010/10/few-blogs-that-deserve-second-look.html) and wanted to make sure you were aware. Thanks for the great shots.

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  2. @JDillio12, thanks for the mention :)

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  3. it's like chalk or sand castle art, it's all going to be gone in less than a month... what a waste!

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  4. that is soooooooooooooooooo cool! especially the ones small enough to fit in your hand! too bad they'll all rot... what a waste!

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  5. OK, screw it, I ain't even gonna try!

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  6. those are cool and gross, I threw up a little bit in my mouth when I saw those pictures.

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  7. I am going to try one but I don't know which one I am going to try.Can you guys give me ideas for which pumpkin I can carve from the pictures?

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  8. in the third picture you can see play doh by the pumpkin.. bustteddd !!! but it's still pretty awesome :)

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  9. Hahaha I enjoyed browsing for these awesome Pumpkin Carving Ideas. I hope it’s fine with you that I could pin them on my Pinterest board. I’m so sure my followers would be happy to see these interesting photos. Keep sharing! :D

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  10. I enjoyed viewing your pumpkin carvings. What a creative, talented artist you are. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Holy! These pumpkin carving ideas are insane! Think I know what ill be doing next Halloween! XD

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