Gallery: The Oakes Brothers Use Thousands of Matchsticks to Create Beau...

 
It is hard to believe these spectacular organic sculptures are made entirely from matchsticks, but it's true! Brothers Ryan and Trevor Oakes create these shell-like artworks using thousands of matches. The Colorado-born twins represent natural processes that occur over millions of years in their sculptures, and they go to great lengths to develop a precise curve or spiral that reflects forms found in nature.

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