Pumpkin Carving, Watermelon Carving, Graphic Design in Vancouver – Sparksfly Design

African Lion Pumpkin Carving by Clive Cooper

This African Lion Pumpkin Carving might just be Clive’s best sculpture to date.  Hard to see the scale here, but this must be at least an 80lb atlantic giant pumpkin he’s used.   Unfortunately, this lion met his demise. Nope, not in the Arena, but rather deteriorated overnight in our kitchen!  It’s uber cool!

 

African Lion Pumpkin Carving by Clive Cooper

Panda Pumpkin Carving by Clive Cooper

Clive creates his 2nd Pumpkin Carving of a Panda.  Little bigger than the first Panda Pumpkin, but every bit as cute!

Panda Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving

Here’s another pumpkin carving by Clive that I really liked entitle “Demon Pumpkin”.  Somehow, this one escaped media attention too, along with his Papau New Guinea Shaman.  Guess it just goes to show, art is subjective!  What’s your fave?

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving

Iguana Watermelon – Iguana piece of that!

Here is Clive’s final watermelon sculpture of the season – a killer Iguana Watermelon.  Cute huh?  “Iguana piece of that”!!

Click below to see the full image on our watermelon carving page!

Iguana Watermelon Carving Crop

 

Pumpkin Carvers on CBC Radio and Pumpkins at Oakridge Mall

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):

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/halloween-pumpkin-carving-10-tips-from-the-masters-1.2815312

creaming Zombie Pumpkin

Screaming Zombie Pumpkin

Triceratops Watermelon Carving on Global BC TV

Spent a lovely day with Miguel and John from Global BC TV.  Super nice guys.  Clive had a prepared a Triceratops watermelon carving for their interview. Here’s the final result!  We are also preparing a “How To” video on our Youtube Channel.  Just type in Clive Cooper Carvings when in Youtube and you’ll see it soon!

Triceratops Watermelon Carving

Triceratops Watermelon Carving

Clive Cooper Carvings – “Viral” Alligator Watermelon Carving Video?

Well, we’ve just started a Youtube Channel to feature Clive’s carvings – called Clive Cooper Carvings, naturally. Let’s see if his video goes viral like the image did!

Special thanks to our dear friend Domenico Cutrupi!

You can view the alligator watermelon carving video and more videos in the future at this link:

Clive Cooper Carvings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Vancouver vegetable and fruit sculptor a master of his ghoulish craft – The Province

The Alligator Watermelon Carving trend, continues to grow.  We are receiving many hits today from Voice.fi (Voice Finland) and from the article featured in The Province newpaper (Sunday, June 15, 2014)!  Article was very well written, by reporter Sam Cooper (not related).

Also, we were advised by a relation in England, that last week Clive’s carvings were featured in The Sunday Times.  Not sure if it was in their online edition or not – if you find it, please send me the link.

Go Clive!

The Province
(http://www.theprovince.com/life/East+Vancouver+vegetable+fruit+sculptor+master+ghoulish+craft/9940498/story.html)

Too pretty to eat? Artist makes quicky watermelon sculptures – Clive Cooper on The Today Show

Well, Clive was featured on the Today Show, but a bit disappointing I thought.  They only showed a couple of watermelons like his Google eyed silly frog, and Anime warrior, and not even the alligator carving that is currently going viral on the web.  Plus they didn’t even get time to mention our website.  Apparently a breaking story usurped it.  So much for his grand debut on the Today Show!

Click below to see video.

Clive Cooper Watermelons on the Today Show

Also on MSN Food section:

10 Amazing Watermelons Carvings by Clive Cooper

 

 

Alligator Watermelon Carving Goes Viral?

What constitutes going “viral” on the web exactly?  I don’t know, but I’ve found websites with 500,000 views, Trend Hunting sites including our images, Facebook pages with 15,000 plus “likes” 42 Google web pages (at least, and growing) featuring Clive’s recent Alligator Watermelon Carving (or as some prefer, Crocodile Watermelon Carving).  With online newspapers using this image, the Food Network about to publish a blog, Wenn News Agency, Rock 101, Lite FM, VR-Zone on Facebook, the list goes on and on …

It is a great carving, but then Clive has loads of fantastic, extreme watermelon and pumpkin carvings to be proud of.  Click on the alligator picture below to see even more!

Feel free to use our pictures on you websites, as long as you give credit where it’s due,
and include a clickable link to:  www.sparksflydesign.com

Alligator Watermelon Carving

Alligator Watermelon Carving by www.sparksflydesign.com

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