This matchstick model of the globe, made by artist Andy Yoder, weighs 200 pounds and took 2 years to complete.
Yoder told BuzzFeed in a phone call that the project required 300,000 hand-painted matches.
To complete the earth’s core, he used plywood, cardboard fins, and expanding foam. Then, he covered the sphere in rice paper and marked out where each colored match would go.
Yoder said the inspiration behind the piece is the global warming crisis.
He included an image of Hurricane Sandy approaching the East Coast, which was happening around the same time he began the project.
Yoder said that he likes his art to have a conceptual core, but also “a bit of eye candy, that kind of pop you feel when you hop in the shower each morning and fully wake up.”