I’m a huge fan of Halloween, and particularly pumpkin carving. Since college, I’ve made a point of carving one each year.
2008: Jeff Goldblum is Watching You Poop
During freshman year, a friend of mine had the “Jeff Goldblum is Watching You Poop” poster outside her room. Someone suggested we should try to carve it into a pumpkin: it didn’t work, but it was worth a try.
2009: 3D Surface Face
One day in my multivariable calculus course, my professor put up a flattened projection of a 3D surface which, to me, looked strangely like a face. I asked the professor for a printout of the projection and the accompanying equation – and made this.
2011: Evil Buzzards Pumpkin
I play rugby with the Swarthmore College Rugby Football Club (SCRFC), also known as the Evil Buzzards. Our insignia is a buzzard’s outline with SCRFC written over it – I made this pumpkin to commemorate the team.
2012: Waffles Schmitt
My friend Daisy Schmitt has an awesome dog by the name of Waffles, who is some combination of Corgi, Shiba Inu and German Shepherd – basically, a short, wolfy dog with a hugely overinflated self-conception. He also has a great smile, so I carved him in my pumpkin for 2012.
2013: This year, I tried to carve a Barrett Technology WAM Arm into my pumpkin – suffice to say, not an easy project! Photos coming soon…