Monday, October 6, 2008
Empire State Carousel
In 1995 my father and I were asked to carve a scenery panel for the Empire State Carousel. We were given the challenge to come up with some scenes that represented the Southern Tier of NYS, our home town. Gerry Holzman, project founder and organizer, sent us a 3'x4' wood frame. We drew our scenes and carved them into the wood. I did Mark Twain famed author and resident of Elmira NY, my father and brother Chris carved an Iroquois Indian, and Roger Westgate, , renowned woodcarver from Candor, NY carved oak leaves and acorns around the corners.