SELF-TAUGHT VANCOUVER PUMPKIN CARVER SCARES UP 3D THRILLS FOR HALLOWEEN (PHOTOS)

A man of many artsy hobbies, Cooper said his talent for carving simply grew out of curiosity. He calls it his “part-time passion.” From scary faces to cute animals (and everything in-between) there’s isn’t much Cooper hasn’t carved.

An adult lion pumpkin carving. Photo courtesy Clive Cooper

Last week East Vancouver artist Clive Cooper decided he wanted to carve a cyborg out of a pumpkin.

It’s not unusual for an idea like this to pop into the self-taught fruit and vegetable sculptor’s mind. Like all of Cooper’s three-dimensional carvings – the result was extraordinary and detailed.

He takes carving a little further than the average jack-o-lantern you’d usually see at somebody’s front doorstep on Halloween, bringing the pumpkins to life in a unique way.

“That’s one of the most enjoyable parts about carving, getting a thrill from trying to see what kind of crazy stuff I can come up with and then seeing the reaction I get from people,” the 61-year-old told Vancouver Is Awesome.

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