It is Tuesday, Halloween week and I needed to come up with an art-themed top 10. Now here is my problem, I could do top 10 pumpkins post that would consist of images most you have seen a thousand times before, or I can risk posting something more unusual. Let us hope this was worth the risk…
10 – The Swimmer
This amazing art installation of an Olympic swimmer made of pumpkins was seen at an agricultural and harvest fair in Seegraeben, Switzerland. Sadly I couldn’t find out who the artist was, but it is amazing whoever it was.
9 – Swiss Matterhorn
This amazing work of art made of pumpkins was made to look like the Swiss Matterhorn, seen at Baroque Castle in Ludwigsburg, Germany (there always seems to be something amazing going on in Ludwigsburg) Once again the artist is unknown.
8 – Octopus
It is not very often you see art installations of an octopus, a fish and whale made out of pumpkins! But that is what greeted visitors at the pumpkin exhibition in Klaistow near Beelitz, northeastern Germany.
7 – Swiss army knife
When it comes to things I never thought I would see made of pumpkins a Swiss army knife is certainly one of them! But over at the world’s largest pumpkin festival takes place annually in the gardens at Schloss Ludwigsburg (yes once again in Ludwigsburg) this would not be that unusual.
6 – Tractor
With the humble tractor being a key component in farming the pumpkin it does seem rather fitting for there to be a tractor made of pumpkins once again at the pumpkin festival in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
5 – Hut
This amazing hut made of pumpkins was seen at the Dallas Arboretum’s festival fall decor show and apparently it is well worth a visit. Sadly, once again the artist in unknown.
4 – Crocodile
This snapper made of pumpkins is much safer to put your hand inside than a real one as this man proves. Made up of hundreds, maybe even thousands of pumpkins on a farm in Feldkirch-Hartheim, Germany. It really does seem Germany is the place to go for art!
3 – Guinness World Record
What you are looking at it not just art, but a true World record in the making. Made up of 28,952 lit jack-o’-lanterns this World record was done at the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire, United States still stands today and will take some very serious beating.
2 – Peanut
I have no idea why, but I found the idea of a peanut made of pumpkins kind of amusing! Seen at a pumpkin festival (who knew there were that many pumpkin festivals?!?) in Seyuan of Nantong, east China is might be made with foam ones, but still as mad as a box of frogs, I love it.
1 – Ostrich
Sure it is a little weird, but these ostriches made of pumpkins put an instant smile on my face, and at the end of the day that is what most art is about, provoking an emotional reaction, and for me that is what this did. Once again, this was at the Pumpkin festival in Ludwigsburg, Germany.