Artist Transforms Pumpkins Into Incredible Jack-O-Lanterns In Hours-Long Carving Sessions

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A great pumpkin, indeed!

An Illinois man has taken what many would consider an autumnal pastime to the next level, transforming pumpkins into masterpieces for the Halloween season.

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Chicago-based artist Edward Cabral spends anywhere from six to 12 hours drawing and carving gourds to create intricate scenes, including the Headless Horseman readying to throw his pumpkin, the Beatles, a tiger and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering a speech.



Emerald city pumpkin

A photo posted by @actingfat on Oct 19, 2015 at 10:38am PDT


“My work centers around the ephemeral and ornamental. I'm interested in making work that must be destroyed to be completed and many of the I choose media cannot be archived,” Cabral wrote on his website.



Progress shots on my second Blade Runner pumpkin taken by @jmseyal

A photo posted by @actingfat on Oct 15, 2015 at 2:59pm PDT


Cabral graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. He paints, sculpts and decorates cakes, according to his Instagram account, which features photos of the masterful jack-o-lanterns.  

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“Look how awesome!” a commenter wrote.

This was outstanding,” another person said. 

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