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Jerry Garcia Steal Your Face Woodcarving-Grateful Dead-Jerry Lives Memorial

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MEANING: Any words are insufficient. Just listen to the music in your heart…

From Coop: I did the first carving of this on a very sad day in August 1995, to stop the pain. A young friend was helping sand my stuff. He’d just returned from following the Dead for a year. He said “Man, that’s awesome. You need to make more.” So I stayed up ‘til 3 a.m. and finished 3 more. The next morning I was drawing up another, when my wife of that time, (not a deadhead) came into the shop and said, “Honey, I know why you did what you did yesterday, but we’re in a good show [Bristol Renfaire] and pussycats sell. So get back to work.” Saturday morning, all 3 had sold by 11 a.m., I put the 1st one (mine) on display with a custom order sign. Sunday night there were orders for 29 more. I spent long hours the next week making “Jerry’s” to cover my orders. Saturday they all sold by 4p.m. Sunday night, I had orders for 33 more. So here I was with the most lucrative creation of my life, but it was celebrating the death of Jerry. I vowed to open each weekend show with one “Steal Your Face” memorial, and have done so for the past 14 years. I offer this now to true fans of Jerry. A great gift for the Deadhead in your life.

THE CARVING: My Carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each piece is finished with a blend of clear oils that brings out the natural color of the wood. For more information on the process of creation, please see my profile.

SIZE: The last picture has the piece on a quilting board, lined up on the 1 inch marks. So subtract 1 inch from the height and width for the stock size. Measurements may vary slightly from piece to piece. Please contact if we don't have your country listed for shipping outside of the U.S. International orders will be sent Parcel Post.

The pictures you see here are stock photos. What you get will depend on what we have in stock. If there are no others in stock, the time to shipping will be increased. If you desire and request something (for example) dark, we will pull the darkest board we have, but it will not necessarily be as dark as (for example) walnut would be. Western Red Cedar is the species from which roofing shingles, decks, and gazeboes have traditionally been made. It is resistant to mold, moisture, and insects. The oiling process also helps to block out damaging UV rays of the sun, so our carvings can be hung outdoors. Please be aware, that even with the oiling, the carving will eventually gray out, as any cedar will, if it is placed in direct sunlight.

 SIZE OF THE CARVINGS: The stock carvings are limited by the size of the board that starts the carving process. As the initial piece is 1 in. x 12 in., (in reality 3/4 in. x 11-3/4 in.) one side of the carving will be no greater then approximately 11-1/2 in.