The zombie pumpkins are the brainchild of New York artist Ray Villafane
Villafane developed his passion for art as a young child. After graduating from New York's School of Visual Arts, he decided to use his artistic talent to teach children the beauty of art. After using pumpkins in various art projects with his students, Villafane began experimenting with pumpkin sculpting. That experiment has turned into a career that has carried him across the United States as he carves pumpkins
for Martha Stewart, Heidi Klum’s Annual Halloween Party, and even the White House.
For his latest venture, Villafane decided to take on the zombie phenomenon. Using three of the largest pumpkins he could find in the U.S, Villafane began carving life sized zombies, complete with dripping guts and ghastly expressions on their faces, Neatorama
According to Laughing Squid
, Villafane used a 1,693 pound pumpkin to create the zombies and a world record-holding 1818.5 pound pumpkin for the sculpture base.
On October 20th and 21st of this year, Villafane appeared at The New York Botanical Garden
and carved his newest creations in front of awe inspired crowds.
The pumpkins are on display as the The New York Botanical Garden as part of their Haunted Pumpkin Garden