Over the next few weeks, families will be heading to the nearest pumpkin patch, looking for the perfect large orange gourd to carve triangle eyes into. And somewhere, artist Shawn Feeney laughs. Using mostly root vegetables, gourds, and melons — which tend to have the best alternating textures and colors — Feeney gives these foods a personality, and creates incredibly lifelike and morbidly cute characters.
Of course, Feeney started to explore this talent with pumpkin carvings. Even using his mad skills to win the Food Network miniseries, Halloween Wars in 2011. Feeney also offers his services to teach fruit and vegetable carvings, and even takes on custom projects. Perhaps you can get him to help make your jack-o’-lanterns the coolest on the block.