Saturday, 20 October 2012

Pumpkin Sculptures

Tesco was piled high with pumpkins today, which means that the Yankee/Catholic tosh of Halloween is almost upon us. Nobody eats pumpkins. The only reason for buying them is so Dad can be bullied into carving a silly face. Without Halloween, Yankee pumpkin farmers would be forced to plant a more useful crop. Halloween is the vigil for All Hallows Day, an important Catholic feast. How can the English celebrate Halloween on 31 October and burn Guy Fawkes - a traitorous Catholic - less than a week later? Anyway, I thought you might like to see a good Jack O'Lantern for a change: the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers version of Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. They donated it to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City last year. For the bees knees in pumpkin sculptures, see the work of Villafane Studios (Ray Villafane and Andy Bergholtz) below and CLICK for more.



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