Cayuga Park Carvings - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 42.835 W 122° 27.025
10S E 548438 N 4174216
Quick Description: There are over 300 carvings located at Cayuga Park in San Francisco, California. These are the creations of the former park caretaker, Demetrio Braceros.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2010 4:56:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM8NDE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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There are over 300 carvings located at Cayuga Playground in San Francisco. They are all the creation of Demetrio Braceros, who was the city park caretaker at this park. Demetrio recovered down wood and trees from throughout the park and repurposed all wood in an artful fashion. Logs, twigs and stumps are never wasted. Stumps are turned into carvings. Fallen trees are carved into totem poles and erected. Many famous figures are represented here, such as Princess Diana, San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds, Columnist Herb Caen, Mayor Willie Brown, Michael Jordan, John Lennon, Tutankhamun, the Virgin Mary and Jesus.

The carvings line the meadow of the park as well as the trailside of small park trails and gardens. One can only appreciate this park by visiting it to see the carvings.

Coordinates are of the Barry Bonds carving in the center of the park.

Barry Bonds Charlie Chaplin Tutankamen Acrobats

Birds in Tree Figures along the Trails Birds and Whale

Life is Beautiful Prince? Two Beetles Tree Side Carving

Three Figures Wild Boar with Saddle Garden of Eden

Large Head Purple Dinosaur Stump Pair of Totems Tree Carving

Type of wood carving: Combination of carving tools

Artist's Name: Demetrio Braceros

Approximate size/height: varying from 4-10 feet

Other type: Not listed

Type of wood: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
All logs must be the result of an actual visit to the wooden carving.
"Visited" only remarks will not be accepted.
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