Get In The Halloween Spirit By Watching A Master Pumpkin Carver At Work
What would you carve out of a pumpkin that weighs 1,800 pounds? With that much material, the possibilities are endless!
Having access to an enormous pumpkin is one thing. Having the artistic vision and skill that Ray Villafane has is another. You won't believe the detail in the undead statues that Ray and his partner Andy Bergholtz come up with, carve, and assemble into life-size monsters!
It's clear that Ray was born with some natural talent for this type of creative work: he got his start as a Master Pumpkin Carver while employed as a teacher, by helping one of his students carve a pumpkin. His class "wouldn't stop asking me to carve," he says, "and I slowly got more practice, got better and better, and it grew from there." So cool to discover a unique hidden talent like this!
We couldn't agree more with a visitor to Ray's show captured in this video: "It's a little creepy, but it's fantastic!"