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Toothpicks and balsa wood by BobsToothpickCityArt Toothpicks and balsa wood :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 18 4 Bob Morehead - Toothpick City Art by BobsToothpickCityArt Bob Morehead - Toothpick City Art :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 94 14 Bob's Toothpick City Art - Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt Bob's Toothpick City Art - Bob Morehead :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 108 12 Virginia Museum Of Contemporary Art - Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt Virginia Museum Of Contemporary Art - Bob Morehead :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 40 5 Abstract toothpick sculpture by Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt Abstract toothpick sculpture by Bob Morehead :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 33 5 Bob's Toothpick City by Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt Bob's Toothpick City by Bob Morehead :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 209 23 Spaceman by Bob Morehead of Bob's Toothpick City by BobsToothpickCityArt Spaceman by Bob Morehead of Bob's Toothpick City :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 17 3 One Man Band - toothpick sculpture by BobsToothpickCityArt One Man Band - toothpick sculpture :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 29 4 Harmony - 14,000 toothpicks by Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt Harmony - 14,000 toothpicks by Bob Morehead :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 51 5 Bob's Toothpick City - Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt Bob's Toothpick City - Bob Morehead :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 76 10 Bob's Toothpick City - Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt Bob's Toothpick City - Bob Morehead :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 51 10 Bob's Toothpick City - Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt Bob's Toothpick City - Bob Morehead :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 51 6 Bob's Toothpick City - Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt Bob's Toothpick City - Bob Morehead :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 61 6 Bob's Toothpick City - Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt Bob's Toothpick City - Bob Morehead :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 87 7 Escape - at Morlan Gallery by BobsToothpickCityArt Escape - at Morlan Gallery :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 55 4 Bob's Toothpick City - Bob Morehead by BobsToothpickCityArt Bob's Toothpick City - Bob Morehead :iconbobstoothpickcityart:BobsToothpickCityArt 158 10

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Bob Morehead
Artist | Professional
United States
- (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
* AltDaily Magazine
* Artist Think
* Twisted Sifter
* Architecture and Design magazine
* Wonderous Magazine
* Heftig (Germany)
* Delbart (Norway)
* Tribun Manado Newspaper (Indonesia)
* Virginian Pilot Newspaper (US)
* Veer Magazine (US)
* DAUM (South Korea)
* Antenna (Japan)
* Bytez (The Netherlands)
* Hello U (United Kingdom)
* Live Journal (Russia)
* Muy Interesante Magazine (Mexico)
* El Comercio Newspaper (Peru)
* Zu Tv (Romania)
* Athens Magazine (Greece)
* Lajk (Hungary)
* Tudo Interessante (Brazil)
* DollsHouse and Miniature Scene magazine - Oct. 2016 - issue # 251 (UK)
* Viralka (Poland)
* Ideia Quente - (Portugal)
* Artoo (China)
* Design You Trust (US)
* Klasika Newspaper (Indonesia)
* Vitamina (Albania)
* Prikol (Ukraine)
* Thalmaray (Colombia)
* Antenna (Japan)
* Quickim (Isreal)
* Simpl Use (Tokelau)
* Deppus (Vietnam)
* Virealno (Bosnia)
* Officialy Fun
* Tech Holic (S. Korea)
* The Design Inspiration
* OHMY Design (China)
* Вопрос-ответ в декоре (Russia)

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:iconwestlandwyvern:
westlandwyvern Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
So beautiful art, really!
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Professional Photographer
thanks for the watch    
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
great job here :clap:
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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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