And just in time for the Angry Birds the movie, here is “Big Red” carved in watermelon (gotta’ love the little carrot feet)! Clive felt it was time to do sculpt one for the kids – Angry Birds Watermelon!
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):
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:
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.
City TV (Breakfast Television) is arriving next week to film Clive in action! You’ll see from our website that he’s already been bashing out a few pumpkins this season! Here’s one that I personally love, “The Executioner” carved from about a 50lb Atlantic Giant Pumpkin. Awesome.
Seems like Clive’s watermelons really are a huge hit! He just signed on with Caters News Agency in the UK June 27th and already his carvings featured in the many online papers and magazines listed below (at least that I could find, might be more). Some were actually published in print (i.e. Metro News UK).
June 28th – July 10
BBC World News
The Daily Mail
One Page News UK
Local UK News
Top News Today
United Kingdom News Summary
Reb Online. Net
Global Associated News
Big 5 and SZNews
BBS Tao Bao
Sina Slide News
Social News QQXXS
Photo Worker CN
The Ottawa Times
Tieba Baidu News (Caters photos Ziling.com)
Build this look (WordPress or part of Karmaloop?)
Business Balla (I4U news, referencing UK Sun paper?)
SiloBreaker (referencing Online Daily News UK)
Rich News (Vietnam)
Katerini News (Greece?)
Aroma Perfume (Online Mag?)
Youth CN News
I think that the people at Incredible things, Cheezburger, Go Carving and Deviant Art and Nerdcore also deserve a little recognition and praise for recognizing his carvings and spreading the word! And you’ll even find lots of Clive’s pics on Pinterest!
Just had to feature one of my sister Janine’s lovely pencil drawings. It is of a Japanese Geisha sculpture in my garden. Jan has included a crane on the collar of the kimono as this picture is being presented at an artshow for the launch of Annette LeBox’s new book a Circle of Cranes.
Click on the picture below to enter our fine art page.
This has to be one of my favorite watermelon carvings Clive has done. I think it’s really whimsical. How many Samurai Warrior watermelons have you seen lately? Click on the photo to enter the Watermelon Carving gallery and check out his pumpkin carvings while you are on the site as well.