The first guy I came across, Steven J Backman, creates sculptures from one single toothpick, a straight edges razor blade and glue. His interest first began in elementary school where he made a science project of DNA molecules from toothpicks and beans. When attending San Francisco State University in the autumn 1984, Steven later received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Arts, he decided to design a San Francisco cable car for an art project using toothpicks and glue. This was one way in which he knew how to show his appreciation for these mobile historical landmarks. Shortly after, Steven established his toothpick art business names "Landmarks of San Francisco," which he still presently operates.
Steven's motto, "The Essence of Patience," truly exemplifies his drive and determination towards creating unique and unforgettable one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Steven feels that making these sculptures is as relaxing as lying on a secluded island at peace with himself and his surroundings. He is truly a perfectionist at heart and takes much pride in this toothpick sculptures.
Take a look, pretty impressive stuff...
I wonder how many skelfs he's given himself?
|golden gate bridge|
|empire state building|
The other photographs I have no particular comment on other than that they amused me greatly! These beautiful little creations are by a French artist, Vicent Bousserez.