David Mach is an artist who loves using new and different mediums. We’ve seen him make an enormous King Kong and a crucifix out of thousands of wire hangers. Now, the artist impresses us once again by using another common household material, the matchstick.

The first part of the process involves designing a form, often done by having a plastic model made from a clay mold. Many of the matches are imported from Japan for their colored heads. Then the task of sticking each matchstick onto the figure begins.

See more of Mach’s matchhead sculptures over at My Modern Metropolis!