Sunday, November 20, 2011
Harry Carmean's handmade toy gun
Harry Carmean's father was an engineer and a builder and so taught Harry from an early age how to design and build things. The family didn't have much money (being post Depression) so Harry made most of his own toys including this beautiful, gun that he carved out of wood which even has a spinning cylinder. Carmean's attention to detail and keen observation is evident in this early hand carved object. Looking back, Harry has stated that he was always glad he didn't have a lot of toys because it forced him to make his own fun, and in that way fostered more creativity.