Using tens of thousands of matchsticks, David Mach creates detailed models of animals, symbols or historical figures.
David, from Scotland, has a passion for art and matchsticks, so he decided to combine them and create unique masterpieces. Using a clay mold he creates a plastic or fiberglass model of whatever he wants to create, and then begins the process of sticking matchsticks on it, one at a time. Most of his creations are made with tens of thousands of colored-tip matchsticks, imported from Japan, and take months to complete and only a second to burn!
(Originally posted on the Eclectix homepage “BURN” Issue, August 2011,