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!
Marc Evans and Chris Soria are the founders of Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, a creative studio that has become known for their pumpkin carving. Their studio is based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, which is evident in their work—many designs are an homage to New York City's culture and landscape, while others are commissioned by local clients.
Their pumpkins have loomed in Tiffany's ads, flickered in store window displays, and decorated skyboxes in Yankee Stadium (they carved 50 for the 2009 World Series).