Halloween is a highly anticipated celebration. It is that time of the year when people go trick-or-treating (mostly kids), decorate their homes with Halloween stuff, and attend Halloween parties wearing those scary and outrageous costumes.
Then, Halloween, of course, is also about pumpkin carving.
Usually, most people will just carve out the usual eyes, nose, and mouth from their Halloween pumpkins. For them, these are already grand and terrifying. But, this artist is taking Halloween pumpkin carving to a whole new level. Here’s why.
Halloween pumpkin carving like never before
Pumpkin carving during Halloween has its origins in Ireland. There, people started carving demonic faces of turnips meant to frighten away Jack’s wandering soul.
Jack came from the Irish myth about Stingy Jack, who tricked the Devil for his own monetary gain. When Jack passed away, the myth said God did not allow him entry to heaven, and the Devil did not let him into hell as well. So, Jack was sentenced to roam the Earth eternally.
When Irish immigrants moved to the United States, they introduced this activity but carved jack-o’-lanterns from pumpkins, since these were native there.
This pumpkin carving artist, Adam Bierton, is introducing something new to the activity, as he is not just carving the eyes, noses, and mouths like what other people would normally.
His pumpkin carving creations have grinning pumpkins like a character from a Disney movie…
… pumpkins with fangs, and pumpkins with an “old person’s face.”
His creations are amazing.
‘Respect and admiration’
“Anyone can hold a knife to a pumpkin, but it takes a truly magical touch to turn it into a work of art,’ Bierton said on his official website.
He is a celebrated pumpkin carver in New York and a 3D sculptor. He graduated with a degree in Visual Arts from the School of Arts in Rochester. His interest in pumpkin carving started out as a simple hobby back in 2001.
And, believe it or not, he has also been featured on Food Network.
As expected, netizens are loving his creations.
“I have a lot of respect and admiration for anyone who is artistically talented, these are amazing,” Marc McComb commented on Facebook.