The Toothpick Architect

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Scott Weaver’s sculpture Rolling through the Bay is made up of 100,000 toothpicks; 3,000 work hours over 35 years; and an unwavering, buoyant love for the city of San Francisco. (Plus lots and lots of Elmer’s glue.)

The amazingly detailed kinetic sculpture, which stands 9 feet tall, 7 feet wide, and 30 inches deep, includes multiple ping-pong-ball paths that wind past San Francisco’s most beloved landmarks and neighborhoods–the Golden Gate Bridge, Ghirardelli Square, Lombard Street, Chinatown, Haight-Ashbury, The Castro, and more.

You have to see Rolling through the Bay in action to appreciate Weaver’s craftsmanship, as well as his quirky, enthusiastic joy in creating each inch. Watch a video of him giving a tour of the piece, below, or see it on display at The Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium in San Francisco until June 19.

(Thanks, Curbly.)

Source: The Tinkering Studio

Image courtesy of Fubiz.

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