Sculptural Emblems for Government Agencies of California
In addition to the many different custom signs and wall artwork that we make for Humboldt County’s finest entrepreneurs and business owners, we have also received numerous Courthouse and Board of Supervisors Seal sculptural emblem commissions. These sculptural emblems are exact replicas of the different federal and local government agency logos down to the finest detail. The process necessary to create these sculptural emblems is laborious and time consuming, but the results are absolutely amazing.
First the proper piece of wood must be hand selected. A thorough investigation must be conducted to be sure the natural wood is free from significant defects. In the case of natural flaws, the original board can be cut into sections, realigned, glued back together and then the seam lines disappear during the construction of the sculptural emblem. The Northern District Court of California and Board of Supervisors (shown below) requested reclaimed Redwood for their sculptural emblems. Many different types of hard and soft woods can be used to create different final effects. The technological abilities of our CNC machine routes out the initial design, followed by meticulous chasing and chiseling by hand to get the proper fine detailed results. The finishing process is multifaceted with different combinations of sanding, staining, and painting all playing a significant role. It’s hard work but no job is too challenging for our crew!