Saturday, May 31, 2014
The Captain's Coat
I don't know if you all have been following the "Turn" series presently showing on the AMC channel about General Washington's spy network, it sure sparked my interest. I had just recently read BrianKilmead's book "The Secret Six" which was also about these same events but seeing the many uniforms whetted my appetite to try something along those lines. Granted, my piece sort of stretches the facts a bit by giving a plains Indian the coat of a revolutionary officer but, hey! It could have happened!
Anyway, while I've done similar carvings before I tried to make this one a little more realistic, at least in the face. I added that knife and sheath to fill up the area on the breast plate. It also creates a bit of interest and addes another element of color. The carving, including the base stands about 12" tall. Brass nails were used for the buttons.
Hope you like it and there are more photos in the gallery and I look forward to your comments.