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Hundreds of thousands of matches go into Croatian sculptor's creations

Tomislav Horvat, 24, poses with his first sculpture made of matches in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Tomislav Horvat, 24, poses with his first sculpture made of matches in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Tomislav Horvat, 24, fixes a sculpture made of matches in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Tomislav Horvat, 24, fixes a sculpture made of matches in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Tomislav Horvat, 24, works on a new sculpture made of matches in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Tomislav Horvat, 24, works on a new sculpture made of matches in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Tomislav Horvat, 24, works on a new sculpture made of matches in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Tomislav Horvat, 24, works on a new sculpture made of matches in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Tomislav Horvat, 24, works on a new sculpture made of matches in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Tomislav Horvat, 24, works on a new sculpture made of matches in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Sketches are seen on the wall of Tomislav Horvat's studio in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Sketches are seen on the wall of Tomislav Horvat's studio in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A castle made of matches is seen in Tomislav Horvat's studio in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013.. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A castle made of matches is seen in Tomislav Horvat's studio in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013.. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A life-size sculpture of Hollywood actor Al Pacino that is made of 117,000 matches is seen in Tomislav Horvat's studio in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A life-size sculpture of Hollywood actor Al Pacino that is made of 117,000 matches is seen in Tomislav Horvat's studio in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Tomislav Horvat, 24, inspects his sculpture of Hollywood actor Al Pacino that is made of 117,000 matches in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Tomislav Horvat, 24, inspects his sculpture of Hollywood actor Al Pacino that is made of 117,000 matches in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A life-size sculpture of Hollywood actor Al Pacino that is made of 117,000 matches is seen in Tomislav Horvat's studio in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A life-size sculpture of Hollywood actor Al Pacino that is made of 117,000 matches is seen in Tomislav Horvat's studio in Podturen, north Croatia, Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Croatian sculptor Tomislav Horvat, 24, uses hundreds of thousands of matches in his creations, which range from a bridge to a life-size replica of actor Al Pacino.

He has been working with matches for the last seven years. Horvat's biggest sculpture to date is a castle that took 157,000 matches and 23 months to build.