When leaves rustle and the wind howls, pumpkins become a favored medium for many artists. This gallery features artists with very diverse backgrounds—a musician, a sculptor, a forensic artist, and a farmer—and designs with equally different aesthetics, including pumpkins with flowers, pumpkins with dead musicians, and pumpkins with NYC pride. Check out these elaborate pumpkin carvings from six carvers—they're inspiring, scary, funny, and beautiful!
World-renowned in the field of culinary art, Ray Duey approaches his fruits and vegetables with the eye of a floral designer, and the hand of an engraver. Floral motifs and intricate line-work are his signature designs, and his portfolio includes more complicated commissions—he once recreated The Last Supper from five watermelons.
In 2010, he was invited to the annual Halloween event at the White House, where he and a team of food sculptors built a haunted house out of pumpkins. The 3 foot-by-4 foot landscape featured trees of pumpkin stems, shingles from pumpkin slices, and rooftops of seeds.