Scott Weaver is truly the definition of perseverance. 35 years ago he began his work on Rolling Through the Bay, an insanely complex kinetic sculpture made entirely of toothpicks! Weaver’s elaborate sculpture is made up of multiple “tours” that have pingpong balls moving through the iconic symbols of San Francisco. He has spent well over 3,000 hours on this project.

Weaver uses different brands of toothpicks depending on what he's building and enlists the help of his friends and family members to collect toothpicks for him when they travel. "Some of the trees in Golden Gate Park are made from toothpicks from Kenya, Morocco, Spain, West Germany and Italy," he says. "The heart inside the Palace of Fine Arts is made out of toothpicks people threw at our wedding.” This is one sculpture that must be seen in person to appreciate its full awesomeness. It is at the Tinkering Studio until the end of June, so check it out if you can!

Scott Weaver's website
via [This is Colossal]

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Tags: Rolling Through the Bay, Scott Weaver, art, sculpture, toothpicks

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Comment by Joe Nobody on April 28, 2011 at 12:11am
Phenomenally beautiful!
Comment by Dee Allen on April 27, 2011 at 1:49pm
Truly a work of love !
Comment by Amy Wong on April 26, 2011 at 5:57pm
OMG! That is crazy! Check out the immense detail!
Comment by sAm on April 26, 2011 at 5:25pm
OMG this is the most amazing thing I've seen in a long long time.
Comment by Marica on April 26, 2011 at 9:10am
Comment by Daniel Falfan on April 26, 2011 at 7:11am
Comment by Kevin Chung on April 25, 2011 at 8:47pm
This is one of the most AWESOME things I've ever seen. You have to watch the video to get a true appreciation of it.
Comment by Matthew Palma on April 25, 2011 at 6:51pm
this is awesome, i will NEVER have this much patients haha
Comment by monica morales on April 25, 2011 at 6:32pm

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