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Ray Villafane's day job is as a action-figure character sculptor. But every Halloween brings out a completely new side of his sculpting work. This video from The Wall Street Journal show’s Ray’s seasonal profession as a happily obsessive pumpkin carver. His 3D pumpkins have been featured on The Food Network and have decorated the White House. From WSJ.com:
It can take him 12 hours to carve a pumpkin. Over time, he said, “the actual process is easier, but the ideas are harder.” When he gets blocked, he often starts making bold cuts, digging into the pumpkin aggressively in hopes of seeing something he couldn’t find before. It’s a risk: If he breaks through to the middle, the pumpkin is ruined. Another habit when he’s stymied: lying on a lounge chair by his backyard pool and looking up at the stars.
Inspiration! For a real time look at Ray Villafane’s work, watch this video of him carving the basics of a simple face:
This animated short is an exploration into the clouds; a sweet, visual soundscape that takes the viewer through a personal journey into the sky. Sing, dance and relax as you follow a cast of clouds and raindrops through an entrancing adventure you’ll wish to take over and over again.
FriendsWithYou explores animism, giving the main cast of characters a soul. The purpose of the piece is to transcend the viewer to a peaceful and joyous state. Clouds singing and performing their duties in a joyful manner show us that everything in our world has a role and a purpose.
Both co-collectors were giggling pretty hard at this one.
L’homme 100 têtes, from 2008.