One man, one calculator, and more than 100,000 toothpicks. When Scott Weaver started making his colossal toothpick sculpture, "Rolling Through the Bay," it was the 1970s and Nixon was in office.
Weaver is no architect. His construction tools consist of ordinary household items. A coffee mug helps him measure the perfect angle for ping-pong balls to roll through his depiction of the Bay Area. His cell phone props up parts of his sculpture as they dry. His phone may be loaded with sensors and have more computing power than space probes launched by NASA in the 1970s, … Read more