Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington
125 I Street
Old Sacramento State Historic Park
Sacramento, CA 95814
Scrap metal makes up the three dozen sawmill and railroad sculptures on display at the California State Railroad Museum in Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington. Over the course of 45 years, Fairfield artist Ray Carrington collected materials and objects from three Northern California sawmills to create sculptures intended to catch the experience, energy, force, and spirit of the bygone lumbering days. Various railroad lines, spikes, track plates, and tools in the area were also obtained to create Carrington's railroad series. Some pieces even still bear the markings of their original use, and each sculpture preserves the identities of the parts from which they were fashioned.