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Bob Morehead
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Toothpick Artist

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310,000 toothpicks

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 eight feet wide, two feet tall, and two 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.” --- My Modern Met (2016)

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LeatherHead72 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great works, phenominal patience and skill goes into every structure you build! I would give you a hundred Llamas if I could!
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BobsToothpickCityArt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Professional
Thanks so much for your very kind comments...very much appreciated!
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thatgenericbat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have earned my respect and my watch, this is absolutely amazing
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Vicky150 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
I have only just come across your work, man are you talented! I look forward to seeing more of your work, keep up the amazing work. Out of curiosity, what got you into building with toothpicks, it is the most unique thing I have ever seen. 
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BobsToothpickCityArt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional
Thank you! There were a few influences that got me started. I used to love to build tree forts as a child living in Hawaii. As a teenager I visited a Ripley's Believe it or not museum in Florida that had several pieces of toothpick art on display. I also drew inspiration from the architecture along the Amalfi Coast in Italy, where I was born. Thanks for asking!
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Vicky150 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
That is really cool, I am glad you share your work with everybody. It is truly amazing. Your welcome, thank you for sharing your work with everybody! :D
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backup6 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing.. Really Good work ..!
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Boias Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016   General Artist
:+devwatch: Most appreciated !
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Sreddyswag Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Hello, just wondered on to your page to see the amazing work. The stuff you do is amazing! But I'm baffled on the ideation and execution of how these structures are made. Care to enlighten me?
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MamzelleZephyr Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad your DD made me discover your gallery. Awesome work in there !! :nod:
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