Clive’s famous Alligator watermelon carving has made it into Ripley’s Eye Popping Oddities book – coming out soon (if not already). Nice 2 page spread in the book and a third page showing the stages in carving this one. I’m sure will join us in congratulating Clive!
How’d he do it? Check out our Youtube Channel: Alligator Watermelon Carving
Clive thought he’d try his hand at carving a yam (sweet potato). Just a quick study to test out this medium. I’ve entitled it “I Yam What I Am” and it will probably become tomorrow nights dinner!
Clive, along with fellow carvers Craig Mutch, Bruce Waugh and Roger Chaisson got together to carve 16 large Atlantic Giant Pumpkins for a showing at Oakridge Mall, organized by Sandemons’ David Billings. Margaret Gallagher of CBC Radio interviewed carvers for airing on their morning show on October 28th (link below):
Here is Clive’s most recent carving effort of a “Sasquatch” come “Big Foot” sort of a friendlier, Harry and the Hendersons version. Inspired by a recent trip to Harrison Hot Springs Hotel, who will be displaying it in their lobby over the course of Halloween. Thanks to Gamal Hanna for sorting this out!
Wow, this has sure been a wild ride. Clive has had his watermelons features world-wide on TV, magazines, Facebook, Twitter, you name it. The Alligator was the big hit. Plus we started a Youtube channel entitled “Clive Cooper Carvings” and Ripley’s Believe it or not are featuring in their book in the coming year.
Clive had a flex day recently, so for fun carved this cute little Frankenstein character, who we’ve affectionately names “Frankenmelon”. More to come …