Art comes in many shapes and forms, but it’s not everyday that an artist uses pumpkins as their medium of choice. In Issue 85 of American Lifestyle magazine we meet with the New York-based Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, who have been sculpting, manipulating, and transforming pumpkins into magnificent artworks for more than a decade.
An excerpt from “Carving Out An Art Niche“
We kind of stumbled onto pumpkin carving as a form of art. We were both studying illustration at Parsons School of Design and paying our way through school by working at bars and restaurants in New York. In the early 2000s, we started to mess around with carving pumpkins. They were initially things we would make for the places we worked at, and as gifts for friends and clients. As we started to develop our style, we received more requests from different businesses. Before we knew it, we were getting press requests and drawing attention from people like Martha Stewart, Food Network, Wired, and the New York Yankees.
We’ve always had a deep love for all things Halloween, so it was a perfect fit as we expanded our business. It’s still very much a labor of love for us, even though our business and client list have steadily grown over the years. It’s an honor to have carved for so many incredible companies, TV shows, and events.
Interested in learning more about the techniques Maniac Pumpkin Carver’s use to create their incredible works? Keep reading by downloading “Carving Out An Art Niche” from Issue 85 of American Lifestyle magazine.