Carved Sweet Potato

Have you wondered where we got that North Carolina-shaped sweet potato featured on the November cover? The artistic effort came straight from our Associate Art Director Joseph Edwards. He hand-carved the sweet potato over the course of several hours in photographer Matt Hulsman’s studio. Click through the slideshow of photos below to see behind the scenes of this process.


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