On Tuesday, police in Oakland aggressively used “nonlethal” rounds to disperse peaceful protesters from Occupy Oakland. Their violent overreaction seriously injured Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen, leaving him hospitalized with a fractured skull.
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Sculptor Ray Villafane works with a variety of mediums, but his intricate pumpkin carvings are far and away the most popular of all. Since he began carving pumpkins over a decade ago, Ray has appeared on the CBS Evening News, Martha Stewart Show, and was invited to carve pumpkins at the White House. Ray has also won two back-to-back Food Network Challenges with his incredible pumpkin art. Click through the gallery to see more of Ray’s “gordgeous” pumpkins.