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Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe

We post a lot of projects that people do on here. They can range from small weekend projects to very lengthy projects such as this one. This sculptors son recently posted something very awesome that his dad made.

Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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It appears to be a globe at first (which was already impressive enough).

Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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Another angle of the globe.

Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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It’s a very large globe.

Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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But looking a little closer, it’s hard to tell how it was made.

Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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It’s actually made out of matches!

Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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The frame was made of foam and cardboard and was put inside a plywood skeleton.

Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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The matches were then glued at the bottom with wood glue.

Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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Because there are thousands of matches on it, he had to douse the entire thing with a flame retardant.

Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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He actually did a re-enactment of what Hurricane Sandy looked like on his globe.

Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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Guy Spends Two Years Gluing Thousands Of Matches To Make A Giant Globe
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More Info: Yoder Austin

The biggest reason that it took two years to complete was because he had to paint each individual match to the color that he wanted because he couldn’t find any of the colors.

The artist, Andy Yoder will also being exhibiting this match globe in the Pulse New York Contemporary Art Fair.

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