This is an original Linden wood carving by Gerald Sears.
Gerald Sears started carving in the mid 60's, first carving animal scenes on gun stocks, then in the early 70's he started carving caricatures and selling them at Silver Dollar City, where he worked for 27 years, and at Englers shop in Branson, Missouri. He has been an instructor at several woodcarving seminars across the country for over 35 years. Gerald specializes in Western figures and also Santa's. His work is in between caricature and realistic. Gerald likes the freedom and looseness of caricature and the detail and authenticity of realistic. He also does some woodworking, scrimshaw, Jewelry, and makes custom woodcarving knives. Gerald if very talented in many areas of wood carving.