Here's a video of the artist talking about the ping-pong paths through the 9-foot-tall (2.75-m), 20-pound (9-kg) city.
Scott Weaver's Rolling through the Bay replica from Learning Studio on Vimeo.
The replica's so detailed I'm surprised he didn't need more than 100,000 toothpicks actually. The tiny sticks come from various countries including Italy, Germany, Kenya, Morrocco and Spain. This is another video of the amazing wooden sculpture from KTEHTV.
You can see photos of the toothpick model of San Francisco at Scott Weaver's Flickr stream. Rolling Through the Bay is on display until June 19, 2011 at The Tinkering Studio in Exploratorium, the museum of science, art and human perception in San Francisco.
The Tinkering Studio is an experimental laboratory within the Exploratorium where visitors are encouraged to try new things and learn about science, technology and other things by playing with and exploring exhibits and tools. If learning had been such fun when I was in school, I probably would have actually liked science!
Here's a video on The Tinkering Studio. Tinker away!
The Tinkering Studio in action from Learning Studio on Vimeo.
Have you read my post on match-stick art by Pei-San Ng?
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