One man, 100,000 toothpicks

Scott Weaver has spent 35 years developing this complex, kinetic sculpture based on San Francisco. He  continues to modify and expand Rolling through the Bay even today. The elaborate sculpture is comprised of multiple “tours” that move pingpong balls through neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic sights from the city on the bay.

“I have used different brands of toothpicks depending on what I am building. I also have many friends and family members that collect toothpicks in their travels for me. For example, some of the trees in Golden Gate Park are made from toothpicks from Kenya, Morocco, Spain, West Germany and Italy. The heart inside the Palace of Fine Arts is made out of toothpicks people threw at our wedding.”