When did pumpkin carving become this elaborate thing that replaced the standard ol’ jack-o’-lantern? I feel like it’s only become popular in the last few years or so.
Don’t get me wrong, I welcome it, but it just seems that it suddenly came out of nowhere and now dominates my Facebook and Pinterest feeds this time of year. In fact, it’s become so popular these days that there are even companies who specialize in custom carvings.
This piece was created by Marc Evan from Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, and is based on artwork by NYC-based artist, Tara McPherson.