Classically trained artist's jack-o'-lanterns put everyone else's childish carvings to shame.

Classically trained artist's jack-o'-lanterns put everyone else's childish carvings to shame.
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Chicago artist Edward Cabral carves a better pumpkin than you. (Don't feel too bad; we bet you're better at something than he is. Like reading articles on the internet!) The classically trained Chicago artist makes work that "centers around the ephemeral and ornamental," which is a fancy way of saying, "Hell yeah, I'm gonna carve the sh*t out of that pumpkin, and I don't give a f*ck if it's gonna rot." 

Cabral told Mashable that the jack-o'-lanterns generally take six hours to complete, but can sometimes take longer. It's easy to see why:

#tiger #jackolantern

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And here's how that guy looks illuminated at night:

My #tiger #jackolantern on the trail last night

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Cabal also carves pumpkins that feature pop culture themes and famous folks:

MLK jack o'lantern

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Blade Runner pumpkin

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Obligatory #huntersthompson #jackolantern because I'm in #Louisville

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In addition to his seasonal pumpkin work, Cabral also works as a cake decorator. We hope that someday he decorates a cake to look like one of his carved pumpkins. Until the day that dream is realized, we'll just stare at this:

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#peacock #wedding #cake I made in Michigan last week for a close friend. Cake cropped due to height, stood over 3'

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