by Jenni Chasteen
Rolling Through the Bay, an unbelieveable interactive sculpture made from 100,000 toothpicks, could be described as artist Scott Weaver’s love letter to San Francisco. He’s spent an estimated 3,000 hours on the project over the last 35 years. The piece contains tons of iconic symbols and landmarks from the city, including a dragon to represent Chinatown, Humphrey the whale, Rice A Roni cable cars, and of course the Golden Gate Bridge. Looking at photos could never compare to watching Weaver’s “tours” of the city in which pingpong balls move through different parts of the city. As he gives the tour you learn that he’s added a lot of personal touches, such as including the times he, his wife, and mother were born on the Ferry Building clock tower. Seriously, watch the video, be amazed, and then realize you’ll probably never accomplish anything this awesome no matter how many toothpicks you have at your disposal.