We post a lot of DIY and art projects that people do on here. They can range from small weekend projects to very lengthy projects such as this one. This sculptors son recently posted something very awesome that his dad made.
It appears to be a globe at first (which was already impressive enough).
Another angle of the globe.
It’s a very large globe.
But looking a little closer, it’s hard to tell how it was made.
It’s actually made out of matches!
The frame was made of foam and cardboard and was put inside a plywood skeleton.
The matches were then glued at the bottom with wood glue.
Because there are thousands of matches on it, he had to douse the entire thing with a flame retardant.
He actually did a re-enactment of what Hurricane Sandy looked like on his globe.
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The biggest reason that it took two years to complete was because he had to paint each individual match to the color that he wanted because he couldn’t find any of the colors.
The artist, Andy Yoder will also being exhibiting this match globe in the Pulse New York Contemporary Art Fair.