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.

2010: Blinky

In 2010, I got my hands on a white pumpkin (I think it’s actually a gourd). It looked somewhat ghostly, so I figured I would make it into a ghost.

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…

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