Inspired by the spikes on the long iron fence on the corner of Kane and Strong in Cobble Hill, I began, in 1998, to impale pumpkins on Halloween. For years, with the help of friends and family, I impaled 80 to 100 pumpkins on these spikes. Every pumpkin was unique. The impaled pumpkins were left to age as nature commanded, into gnarly remnants of themselves.
Starting in 2012, I invited neighbors and all pumpkin artists to contribute pumpkins to the fence. In 2013, contributors added 62 to our 104 for a total of 166 pumpkins, and more than 1500 trick-or-treaters and their families stopped by.
For 2014, I am looking for a new location.
Untapped Cities, November 1, 2013
2013 Pumpkin Impalement Featuring One Cobble Hill Fence and a Few Hundred Pumpkins
The Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2013, p. A17
In Cobble Hill, Bidding Farewell to a Rotten Art Exhibit
Today, October 17, 2012
Pumpkin impaler: Artist decorates spooky fence with heads for Halloween
The New York Times, October 31, 2011
Jane the Impaler and a Ghastly Halloween Tradition
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