A word on pumpkins: We all seek perfection, whether it is in mathematics, words, community, whatever. In form and form making, the ancients found perfection in rational shapes: circles, squares, and triangles . . . and people, somehow. Frank Gehry likes fish, Frank Zappa likes tweezers and poodles. For me, it's pumpkins. They are earthy, but technicolored. Lumpy and irregular, but unmistakably characterized by a rhythmic segmentation. They embody the Vitruvian ideal of Firmness, Commodity, and Delight.
This is the pumpkin I did last week, with the "bulge" parameter at 16', 8', and 4':