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The Crazed Pumpkin Art of Ray Villafane

We’ve covered the astonishing pumpkin carving of Ray Villafane here before, and interviewed him. His work just keeps on getting more outrageous. Here he is going to town on the world’s largest pumpkin last week at the New York Botanical Garden. Ray’s gruesome creativity was captured by Inhabitat New York City. The pumpkin weighed over 1,800 pounds and apparently was filled with zombies.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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