Category: Fruit Carving

Boston Pumpkin Carver Predicts World Series Win

Boston Pumpkin Carver Predicts World Series Win

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This was the very first Red Sox pumpkin carved by Sean Fitzpatrick In 2004.

 

Professional pumpkin carver Sean Fitzpatrick has carved thousands of pumpkins for clients all over the globe. Perhaps his favorite carving of all, are the ones that bring luck to the home team. You see, Sean has successfully predicted a Red Sox World Series win with his special pumpkins not just once but twice. Fingers crossed he’s about to do it again.  Now you might be saying to yourself,  is this for real? Skeptics might argue but when it comes to this die-hard Red Sox fan, he’ll tell you it’s the real deal. Sean will only carve his special gourd when he has a strong enough feeling. He will typically will carve it  before his team even makes it to the Series. His particular technique of carving allows the pumpkin to last for several weeks, just long enough for the Red Sox to clinch the title, World Series Champions!

 

 

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In 2007 a very confident Sean, carved several of the players in the starting lineup as well as the sox logo!

In 2007, Sean had such a strong feeling of a win, he not only carved the Red Sox Logo, he also carved several of the players from the 2007 starting lineup! Talk about confidence!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Will the 2013 pumpkin prediction come true?

 

 

 

So what gave Sean the urge to carve his latest good luck gourd? let’s just call it gut instinct. This year, he decided to create a special pumpkin that follows with the Red Sox support of the Boston marathon bombing victims. The “B Strong” symbol is the perfect inspiration for the home team in 2013. With only a few more days until the series is decided, we’ll all just have to wait and see if this professional pumpkin carver from Saugus, MA can deliver for a third time. Should the Sox win , that should silence the skeptics, at least until the next time the Sox make the World Series. When will that be? Check with Sean, He’ll let you know, pumpkin style!

 

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Pumpkin carving for branding and marketing

Pumpkin carving for branding and marketing

Summer is winding down, the kids are heading back to school, and your boss wants fresh new ideas for the fall marketing campaign. Perhaps it’s that new grocery store opening that has to be special, but not over the top. Maybe its a fundraiser or even a special client looking for something that screams fall.

With three simple words, I can provide solutions to all of these challenges; ‘ Professional Pumpkin Carver”. In the past few years Halloween has grown wildly in popularity, rivaling only Christmas as the number one spending holiday. This surge in popularity has spawned a new breed of extreme artist.

The professional pumpkin  carver is born  from a combination of talent and demand. They have elevated the ordinary jack-o-lantern to a new level of amazing art. It takes more than just being able to carve a cool pumpkin to be considered a professional pumpkin carver, however. A true professional needs to be able to maintain a consistent quality of work while meeting the demands of many clients at once. Whether it’s a live performance, or a simple centerpiece for a wedding, it is imperative to follow through on each project with passion and integrity.

The great thing about working with a professional pumpkin carver is that the art form transcends all social barriers. What began as a form of folk art in Ireland, where locals would carve turnips, has risen to entertain the masses at venues from county fairs to five-star cocktail parties.

The value in hiring a true professional pumpkin carver will be easily apparent the moment you begin your search. There are literally less than a dozen such professionals in the United States and many of them book up weeks, months and in some cases years in advance.  So start your search early and don’t give up hope, if you can’t get someone for your next event , find out from the artist when he or she is available, by being flexible you will increase your chances for a successful booking and a really cool entertainment experience.

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What’s up Doc, Carrot Sculpture

What’s up Doc, Carrot Sculpture

Yup, the title says it all! I’ll leave it at that and let you check out my recent experiment in carrot sculpture. By far it has been the most stable ephemeral medium to date. If you are looking for an inexpensive carving medium to hone your carving skills then this is the medium for you. Hey, at least you won’t be a “starving artist”.

I hope you all enjoy!

Vetetable carving

Carrot Sculpture

carrot carving

vegetable centerpiece

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Bad berries Strawberry carving

Bad berries Strawberry carving

Occasionally, I get carried away when it comes to carving new forms of ephemeral art. This day was no exception. I still have no idea if there will ever be a demand for this type of art but I said the same thing 20 years ago when I started sculpting with snow. So here it is, my first attempt at strawberry carving. This piece was completed in about 5 minutes. He looks a little grumpy but I can assure  you he was very sweet!

strawberry carving

 

bad berry strawberry carving

 

carving strawberries

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Osama Bin Ladin burial at sea… sort of.

Osama Bin Ladin burial at sea… sort of.

Any one familiar with this series of banana sculptures knows very well that things don’t end well for  OBannna Bin Ladin. After a violent and I imagine quite painful demise, I predict that his final resting place will involve water and a long journey to the sewer treatment plant!

On a more serious point, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the men and women who sacrifice their lives every day in the service of this country. God Bless America!

 

OBannana Bin Ladin

I’m not always in a rush to destroy my sculptures, but I will make an exception in this case.

OBannana Bin Ladin

I imagine this is what Osama may have looked like when the Navy Seals got a hold of him.

OBannana Bin Ladin

Or maybe like this.

OBannana Bin Ladin

Start to finish, this sculpture took less than 5 minutes

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Banana carving / Are you looking at me?

Banana carving / Are you looking at me?

  Aliens are real and they are hiding in my fruit, specifically my bananas. Ok, maybe that’s not true but boy are they fun to carve. This is the next in my series of quick carves.  I  never spend more than five to ten minutes on any particular banana carving.  The main reason is that it is a very delicate medium that can turn to mush very quickly. If you have ever carved any type of fruit and never thought of a banana this way, give it a try. It is art you can eat! Enjoy!

Alien Banana

 

banana twins

 

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Watermelon carving | Flower

Watermelon carving | Flower

You may be familiar with pumpkin carving, but have you ever heard of watermelon carving? The art of ornate fruit carving has been featured on Martha Stewart, Youtube and even the  Food Network.  

Unlike pumpkins, small personal watermelons are available in most grocery stores year round. If you like carving pumpkins and are looking for some practice or just want to try another medium, pick up a few of these on your next trip to the market.

 The story of fruit and vegetable carving begins about 700 years ago in Sukothai, the capital of the Tai people, in what is now the north of central Thailand. Sukothai was the capital of the region from 1240 – 1350. In preparation for one of their major festivals, Loi Kratong, one of the King’s servants, called Nang Noppamart, tried to think how she could make her Kratong more beautiful, in order to please the king. She took a flower and used it as a pattern to carve from. She then carved a bird and set it with its head pointing towards the flower. Loi Kratong is still celebrated today and Sukothai is one of the best places in Thailand to experience it.

 After the revolution in 1932 fruit and vegetable carving became less popular. Those worried about the art disappearing set up a course to train people to teach the art to everyone in Thailand. Today it is taught from the age of 11 in primary schools through secondary school and on to university where it is an optional subject. The art is now being passed to foreign people and is being practised around the world. It is particularly popular with chefs who use it to improve the presentation of their food.

Watermelon carving

 

Glowing watermelon

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Banana Sculpting The Easter Bunana

Banana Sculpting The Easter Bunana

Happy Easter everybody! I just wanted to share the tale of the Easter Bunana with you all. I hope you enjoy!

Bunana Hopping
The Easter Bunana hops and hops.

 

Hungry
I'm starting to get hungry
Bunana Smoothy
I know an Easter Bunana smoothy!

 

Nervous Banana
Don't worry, it will all be over soon.
Yummy
Yummy, Happy Easter everyone!
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