Saturday, May 19, 2012

Figurehead II

 Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, NS

This figurehead is in the process of being carved at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.  Nearby was the original figurehead which was being used as the model for this one.  The original looked in pretty sad shape and was probably well beyond repair.  


  1. While I found Captain Farquhar a little bit spooky the expression on this woman's face is wonderful.

  2. Figure head carving is a true art form. This is a wonderful example. I'm surprised there are crafts-persons around who can do such things these days.

  3. Obviously this is very much a work in progress. I too was surprised there are artisans who can still do this kind of work. It looked remarkably like the original figurehead seen nearby. Why I didn't photograph it, I don't know. I guess it was in such bad shape, I didn't see much of an image there. In real life, I didn't find the statue of Captain Farquhar all that spooky. I might have given him that appearance in post processing. These figureheads all have wonderful, and sometimes haunting expressions. Thanks for looking.