Halloween pumpkin carving is a long-standing tradition at the Stanford Design Program. First year graduate students carve one (or more) as part of their ART 60 class and everyone takes their creations to professor emeritus Matt Kahn's house for the annual party.
The unique look of this pumpkin was crafted through various techniques. The translucent areas were carved out to an airy thinness to illuminte the texture of the pumpkin's flesh. The scars and sutures were carefully cut through only the rind, while the suture holes were punctured clean through with a cordless drill.