The Big Folk Art Head of Peter Fuoco Carving Sculpture


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Peter Fuoco of Revelstoke, British Columbia discovered a big head in a tree trunk and spent some time bringing out the features, then added an equally giant hat. Dubbed "Ol' Woodenhead." A sign was placed next to it which read: "Don't be Wooden Headed. Drive Carefully. You'll live to enjoy the scenery more and longer." So beloved, the giant fellow was moved to his own "Woodenhead Park" next to the Trans-Canada Highway bridge. The second photograph here belongs to the Revelstoke Museum.

Snapshot, circa 1940 Collection Jim Linderman

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for researching! Had no idea what that sculpture was. Does it still exist?

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