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!
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Designing an estimated 300 pumpkins a year, Evans and Soria attribute their sustained inspiration, and energy, to horror movie marathons, and lots of coffee, respectively. They've been collaborating since the age of 12, and both are graduates of Parsons School of Design. They purchase pumpkins at local farmers markets and Whole Foods, and follow a well-honed regiment to keep their carved pumpkins fresh and frightening for as long as possible. In a recent interview on WNYC's Science Friday, they shared their tips, which include washing the pumpkin first, and spraying it with lemon juice.