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figurehead carving demonstration 1970's, two museum staff Robert Brushwood (designer, artist) Clifford Hancock (draftsman, technician) (2)

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.   Read more