Blocked
Blocked
We can't go that way
Abduction
Abduction
Mysterious lights
Alone
Alone
Hiding in the corner
Presence
Presence
Don't look, or it takes you
Growing
Growing
An unnatural growth
Containment
Containment
How long will the glass hold?
Faceless
Faceless
Slender Rises

Rotten Pumpkin

Inspired by Pumpkin Rot and Spooky Blue I went about making a home brewed pumpkin head.

The 2008 – 20011 scarecrow consisted of a rubber mask, time for something new.

The size of the pumpkin is hard to tell in the pictures, but it’s quite large (~ 26 inches x 26 inches). I would have preferred more of flattened pumpkin, but it didm’t work out.


One of the requirements of this was that it needed to be hollow to allow lighting inside. I had thought of using paper mache over a pumpkin-like shape, then removing the the shell, but I worried that the resulting shape wouldn’t be very strong.

I used 2 large plastic bowls (from the dollar store) as the basic form of the pumpkin. I also had a very large stainless steel bowl which one of the plastic bowls would fit in fit in. My idea was to use Great Stuff sprayed to coat the stainless steel bowl, left to partially cure, then push the plastic bowl into it to form a smooth foam coating on the plastic. This had to be done for each plastic bowl.

The curing took forever since air couldn’t get to the GS very well. The result was that when I pulled the bowl & foam out of the stainless steel bowl, some areas were still uncured. Anyway with a bit of cutting and shaping the results were ok. The result was a very strong, hollow shape with about 2 – 3 inches of foam all around.

The two halves were attached together and paper mache was applied to the whole shape to allow for wrinkles and details.

Cutting out the the mouth, eyes & nose were difficult because the internal plastic bowl was tough to cut through.

Finally a pain job was applied.

I may add some additional features with clay, the vine needs to be extended.

Next, on to the body rework.

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