If educators recognize gifted children for their creativity in visual art like sculpture, they should encourage the student in perceiving, feeling and thinking which may result in great work after 40-50 years of artist age. However, most parents do not realize the importance of such educative measures.
Scott Weaver at the age of 8 started as a class assignment with toothpick art which continued to be a hobby and later turned into an obsession which enabled him to install the Rolling Through the Bay ’ using different brands of toothpicks. He spent about 3000 hours and used 100,000 toothpicks to craft the model, which mesmerizes the spectators. He took 35 years to create a huge model of San Francisco. Weaver started his master piece with Lombard Street and the Golden Gate Bridge and when he started with rolling ping pong balls, he decided to include some more features. Several personal details like Weaver’s wedding date also incorporated into the sculpture.
His dream of building the world’s biggest sculpture of toothpick materialized into reality. Nine foot tall match stick sculpture has survived four home moves and one earth quake. You can have a look at the display of grand toothpick sculpture in Tinkering Studio that depicts San Francisco’s life.
Weaver still keeps on adding more features like local information, historic locations, neighborhood and iconic symbols of the city to his massive work comprising tours with modification and expansion. The four ping-pong balls will take you to the toothpick city. The amazing masterpiece inspires the young and delights the public.