he says, "but to some degree, anyone with a desire to sculpt can do it.
Now, he estimates that he's one of hundreds of people who sculpt sand on a regular basis.
His $5-to-$40 jack-o'-lanterns are unorthodox because he does not generally carve out the insides, but rather just sculpts
features onto the surface.
Too poor as a college student to buy metal to sculpt
, Schickman fashioned the figures from several discarded 55-gallon oil drums.
Artistic talent runs in Esprie's Canadian family: her mother is a painter and her sister also sculpts.
To sculpt the many large pieces she had done - the Chumash Indian at the Janss Marketplace and Gene Autry with his horse, Champion, at the Autry Western Heritage Museum, for instance - Esprie starts with a skeletal structure of steel.
eggs - ostrich eggs, duck eggs, Rhea eggs, goose eggs - with a high-speed pneumatic drill.