Sunday 15 January 2012

Got 35 years to spare?

You know the game you sometimes play when you're facing a deadline and the Muse is having a long lunch? You start wandering around a few blogs/websites and bam! Before you know it, time has evaporated.

The upside is unearthing all sorts of gems - like this abstract model of San Francisco constructed by artist Scott Weaver using 100,000 toothpicks over the last 35 years (that is NOT a typo).

The work, entitled 'Rolling through the Bay', also doubles as a marble run: ping pong balls dropped on several ramps at the top of the model follow several 'tours' through the city. They pass matchstick replicas of sights such as Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge and the city's trademark terraced houses on steep hills.


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