Apparently there’s such a thing as master FOOD sculptors, and they excel at carving life-sized pumpkin zombies.



Apparently there’s such a thing as master FOOD sculptors, who knew? One of the most famous sculptors is named Ray Villafane. His expertise is obbbbviously pumpkins, since it’s October and all. The NY Botanical Garden’s hired him to come out and carve two pumpkins, one of which happened to be the heaviest in the world. The results were amazing, spooky, and life-sized. via Laughing Squid:

Last weekend, The New York Botanical Garden brought on master food sculptor Ray Villafane to carve zombies out of two giant pumpkins, one of which was the world’s heaviest pumpkin. He used the “pale flesh Brant and Eleanor Bordsen’s 1,693 pound pumpkin for the zombies” and the world record-holding 1818.5 pound pumpkin from Kelsey and Jim Bryson was used as the base.

I love how he used the pumpkin innards as zombie guts! Pretty awesome. It’s almost like art? Too bad it probably started rotting after a day or two. Maybe it added to the effect, since they’re…ya know… zombies?

Here are the rest of the pictures from the zombie pumpkin carving, but if you want to see more of Ray’s work, click the link at the bottom of the post for more of his different 3D pumpkin art, pretty cool stuff!

Click the link to see more of Ray’s amazing sculptures!


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