She seemed a little wooden. ;-)
Looks like he's been there awhile!
I've seen a few cities doing these painted figures....Vancouver had bears in 2006 and Victoria had orca whales in 04 or 05. Here, I've seen painted sperm whales. Salem has figureheads and they were beautifully done.
This one was my fave. The gold thread and sequins work was incredible.
Scarlet letter! This must be Hester Prynne.