Halloween Pumpkin Carving: Warhol’s ‘Self Portrait (Fright Wig)’

101031-demian-warhol-pumpkin-1-combo-85This is what I worked on in between trick-or-treat knocks at our door.  I do not want to think about how long this pumpkin carving project took me but…. I am pleasantly surprised with how it turned out.  A new rendition of Andy Warhol’s ‘Self Portrait (Fright Wig)’, 1986 (on the left) executed in back lit squash (on the right).  Fitting for the occasion, no?  I think  Andy would like it.  Happy Halloween. (bigger photo after the jump)101031-demian-warhol-pumpkin-1-85

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  • Darren says:

    This is amazing. I showed it to my students and then word got around and I’ve had to show it to nearly the entire school. Some students want to know if you can do a Mario, Pacman and Master Chief (HALO)……Are you up to it?

  • Demian says:

    Hahaha! Darren! Thanks for showing my pumpkin to your students. The Warhol face probably took me four hours. A bit crazy to spend on a big gourd (or is it a squash?). I could see Pac-Man taking a bit less time but Master Chief might be tough. It would be hard to capture the light reflections on his visor in pumpkin flesh :) Anyway, thanks for writing and tell your students I send my best Holiday wishes from New York City. Lots o’ luv to you and the fam, Demian