For my 3D Project we had to make something out of a thousand objects and I chose to use toothpicks. I used around 4 thousand to make this pixelated image of my grandmother. (:
I wanted to use toothpicks because my grandpa always was working in the wood shop and he passed away three years ago due to a splinter that infected his pinky. The infection that started in the hand traveled up and reached his pacemaker. In the time frame of a week our family lost a wonderful man, husband, dad, uncle, and grandfather. The last thing that he made was a candlestick that oddly enough looks just like the design imprinted on the top of each individual toothpick. He kept this image of my grandma on his desk for as long as I could remember and when he died my grandma kept the candlestick in her desk. The toothpicks symbolize how something as tiny as a pice of wood can make a huge impact.