Toothpick Sculpture of the Golden Gate Bridge

I have mentioned the toothpick artist (Steven Backman) before, with his toothpick portraits. He has since been working on larger and more complex toothpick sculptures of boats, cable cars, and bridges, but he has also started going micro.

He has made a toothpick sculpture of the Golden Gate Bridge from 30,000 toothpicks which is now in the “Ripley’s Believe it or not” museum in Hollywood, which can be seen Here..

golden gate bridge sculpture

Steven has also recently created another version of the Golden Gate Bridge, but this time with one toothpick! (see pic in post) Measuring 1 7/8”(L) x 1/8”(W) x 3/4”(H), it was sculpted from 1 toothpick and glue.

More work by the toothpick sculptor can be seen on his website here.
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Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. That is awesome.

  2. The photo at Ripley’s Believe it or Not’ museum is great.

    On the subject of odd art, I quite like these kitch jelly bean pic:

  3. Strange how the sculpture highlights the elegance of the bridge. Maybe bridges are too big to look elegant unless you get a long way away.

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