Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Grumpkins by Patrick Moser
It's time to re-introduce my joyful, birthday buddy and pal Patrick Moser and his new 2007 additions to the Grumpkin family fold.


Anyone can carve a pumpkin but a Grumpkin you see, is naturally already inside each pumpkin. For as a pumpkin grows larger and larger they each naturally form internal defects in their dill rings and ribs. The artist Patrick first measures the depth of the pumpkin through 20-30 points noting the position of these defects. Then it's time to release the Grumpkin in all it's natural beauty.

"I tend to have a general visions when I meet them in the field or when I receive photos from growers far away. Today the voice of experience tells me that my vision is a mere reference. Until I have been inside and plotted the personality of the Grumpkin. This is why I cant take requests, though have been asked endless times. The Grumpkin lives inside and it is the exact way it grew that determines who the Grumpkin should be." - Patrick Moser

One of the smaller of this year's creations is Horace Burly at a whopping 478lbs. Like all Grumpkins, Horace had some very interesting beginnings.

The next in size is Rubin Grogsworth at 907.5lbs. Rubin was released from the pumpkin before a very captivated reporter; Susan Warren of the Wall Street Journal in NYC.

Now on to the big 'uns of the season. Meet Mr. Newton Grossbeek weighing in at a giant 1238.5lbs.

Lastly, as Patrick so eloquently puts it; "There comes time in ones career that a challenge of epic proportions is thrust upon you." Big Al Pasquale weighed in at 1294lbs and gave the artist quite a time before he was greeted by a crowd of thousands.

So let's all give a big hand to Patrick this Halloween season. He sure had his work cut out for him this year. Of course, if anyone would like to book Patrick for a Halloween/Octoberfest event - send him a message and tell him Margie sent you.

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Stumble It! .......posted by Margaret @ 11:34 AM  
6 Comments:
  • At 2:39 PM, Blogger Flyinfox_SATX said…

    Sculpting, to me, is a lost art. To be able to see the images they see with raw product is amazing.

    Kudos to Patrick! These pumkins look awesome!

    Flyinfox_SATX

     
  • At 5:30 PM, Blogger Woozie said…

    Why no Hitler grumpkins? Not even a Stalin grumpkin?

     
  • At 6:50 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    So impressive.

    Wozzie that offends me.

     
  • At 3:37 AM, Blogger Jayne d'Arcy said…

    These are fantastic!!

     
  • At 9:31 AM, Blogger doctor chip said…

    wow. if those were brown, I might just mistake them for giant 1000lb globs of Shculpted Shtein.

    B-O

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  • At 9:35 PM, Blogger Orhan Kahn said…

    They're freakin' awesome!

     
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