Incredible Matchstick Sculptures

An Iowa-based artist Patrick Acton has glued over 3.5 million ordinary wooden matchsticks into more than 60 magnificent models.

After nearly ten years of model building and cutting the heads off 100,000 matchsticks, Acton contacted the Ohio Blue Tip Company, where he learned that matchsticks could be purchased without the sulfur tip.  After this discovery, Acton was able to work much faster, so that the size of his models increased from inches to feet, and from hundreds of matchsticks to thousands.

Many of Acton’s sculptures are currently reside in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museums in North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

via: My Modern Met

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