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Way Back Wednesday

Back in the early 1970’s, our education department hosted a figurehead carving demonstration at the museum. Two museum employees were tasked with making the figureheads; Robert Brushwood (designer, artist) and Clifford Hancock (draftsmen, technician). Because these four photographs show the interesting development of creating a figurehead, I decided to post them all together, rather than four non-related images. This first one shows Brushwood created the figurehead image they wish to use.

This is great because it of the massive size of the Cyprus log! We wondered if it possibly even came from the park.

And here Hancock is, getting the initial indentations completed.

And for the next stage, the design in applied to the log and the chainsaw used to cut out the shape even more. An earlier blog I posted shows this figurehead much farther along in the process, which can be viewed HERE.

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