Jack-O’-Lantern Inspiration + Advice from Anni Albers

Halloween is Friday, and we’re anticipating many examples of The Art of the Pumpkin. As with other materials-for-making, pumpkins inspire what to do IF we “listen to that which wants to be done“, a la Anni Albers. If the message is unclear, or you’re feeling uninspired, here are some unusual jack-o’-lantern examples to spark your imagination.

As always we favor unexpected modernist versions of the jack-o’-lantern…

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We recommend checking out images from The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze that takes place in New York’s Hudson Valley each October. There’s a swell slideshow here plus info about the event.

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Strategic carving and combining of pumpkins can make some wild sculptures…

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Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

 

Nervous about carving a pumpkin? Check out these Instructables.

 

Cartoon via Susan Dworski

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