Thirty Years ago artist, Scott Weaver began work on a stunningly complex and impress Sculpture of San Francisco made with 100,000 toothpicks. The sculpture is calledÂ Rolling through the Bay, Scott is still modifying and expanding the sculpture still today.
The complicated sculpture is comprised of “tours” that move pingpong balls through theÂ neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic symbols of San Francisco. All of these sections are held together by little glue, some toothpicks and clever planning by Scott Weaver. He admits in the video that there are even more toothpick sculptures larger and more elaborate than this one, but they don’t comprise of original kinetic components like this one.
You should visit his website where heÂ estimates heâ€™s spent over 3,000 hours on the project, and the toothpicks have been sourced from around the world:
I have used different brands of toothpicks depending on what I am building. I also have many friends and family members that collect toothpicks in their travels for me. For example, some of the trees in Golden Gate Park are made from toothpicks from Kenya, Morocco, Spain, West Germany and Italy. The heart inside the Palace of Fine Arts is made out of toothpicks people threw at our wedding.