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Bob's Toothpick City - by Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt, visual art

Deviation Spotlight

Bob's Toothpick City by Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt, visual art

Deviation Spotlight

Bob's Toothpick City - Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt, visual art

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- (WENN) — Self-taught artist Bob Morehead has crafted an intricate and labyrinthian cityscape using nothing more than wood glue and basic toothpicks -- over 300,000 of them.

Weighing around 50 pounds at over 8 feet wide, 2 feet tall, and 2 feet deep, Bob's Toothpick City consists of tens of unique buildings that contain multiple floors and rooms, with stairways connecting one level to the next. Windows allow an eye into the edifices, though their outer surfaces are no less impressive, complete with tiny shingles, bricks, and panels. In the surrounding streets, tunnels, and slopes of the miniature metropolis, there are thousands of individually sanded toothpick rocks and a seawall of 750 individual blocks, with every skillfully sculpted detail more staggering than the last.

Morehead used no molds or forms to make his work -- just his imagination, with inspiration from the architecture along the Amalfi Coast near Naples, Italy where he was born. He also cites his determined mindset, explaining, "I believe all artists, at one time or another, become so discouraged they contemplate giving up their craft. When you're made to feel like creating art is not a 'real job' by people who don't understand or appreciate its true value, it makes one second-guess themselves. For me, creating is like oxygen. I can't survive without it; it truly is a part of my being, a part of my soul." - WENN International

List of articles and features:

* My Modern Met - www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/b…
* World Entertainment News Network - 2016
* Fubiz Media (France)
* News Beast (Greece)
* Viral Nova - 2014, 2016
* Distinction Magazine - Oct. 2014 vol. #25
* DollsHouse and Miniature Scene magazine - April, 2015 issue # 251
* Artist Think
* Twisted Sifter
* Architecture and Design magazine
* DollsHouse and Miniature Scene magazine - Oct. 2016 - issue # 251 (UK
* The Design Inspiration
* OHMY Design (China)
* BOOM www.booooooom.com/2016/07/07/i…

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Hi Bob, Welcome to the Crafter's Consortium. Thank you for accepting the invitation to the group. Very happy you have decided to join as a member. Below is your membership Badge

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Thanks so much. I’m happy to be a member.

Your very welcome and Thank you again for your great submission to the gallery

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You’re welcome. Thank you

Wow! Exceptional artistry, what must be an extraordinary delicacy and precision of touch, and patience that makes Job look Type A.

Thank you so much, I truly appreciate it.