"Faux bois" restoration at Huntington Library's Japanese Garden
Date: 7/4/2010 Album ID: 1035479
Photos by Walt Mancini
If environmental artist Terence Eagan gets it right, no one will notice what he's been doing for the past four months. That's the whole point of his painstaking restoration of the vintage "faux bois" - or false wood - wisteria trellises at the Huntington Library's Japanese Garden.(SGVN/Staff Photo by Walt Mancini)
Terry Eagan putting texture on cement mortar, to resemble wood bark in the Wistaria Arbor near the Japanese Gardens Thursday July 1, 2010.  Eagan 57, of Sierra Madre is an environmental artist, an expert in the technique of making concrete and other surfaces look like wood.  Eagan is in the process of restoring the historic 1912 fake wood trellises at the Japanese Gardens at Huntington Library in San Marino,  in preparation for their centenary in 2012.(SGVN/Staff photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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Terry Eagan mixing mortar with acrylic additive used to repair damage fake wood on trellises near the Japanese Gardens at the Huntington Library Thursday July 1, 2010. Eagan 57, of Sierra Madre is an environmental artist, an expert in the technique of making concrete and other surfaces look like wood.  Eagan is in the process of restoring the historic 1912 fake wood trellises at the Japanese Gardens at Huntington Library in San Marino,  in preparation for their centenary in 2012.(SGVN/Staff photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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Christine Boodanian of Glendale with her son Nicholas Boodanian in Wistaria Arbor at The Huntington Library Thursday July 1, 2010.  Terry Eagan 57, of Sierra Madre is an environmental artist, an expert in the technique of making concrete and other surfaces look like wood.  Eagan is in the process of restoring the historic 1912 fake wood trellises at the Japanese Gardens at Huntington Library in San Marino,  in preparation for their centenary in 2012.(SGVN/Staff photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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Wistaria Arbor being repaired by Terry Eagan Thursday July 1, 2010.  Eagan 57, of Sierra Madre is an environmental artist, an expert in the technique of making concrete and other surfaces look like wood.  Eagan is in the process of restoring the historic 1912 fake wood trellises at the Japanese Gardens at Huntington Library in San Marino,  in preparation for their centenary in 2012.(SGVN/Staff photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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A new center section of the historic 1912 fake wood trellis, created by Terry Eagan, near the Japanese Gardens at  Huntington Library Thursday July 1, 2010. (SGVN/Staff Photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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A new limb section of the historic 1912 fake wood trellis, created by Terry Eagan, near the Japanese Gardens at  Huntington Library Thursday July 1, 2010. (SGVN/Staff Photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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Terry Eagan putting texture on cement mortar, to resemble wood bark in the Wistaria Arbor near the Japanese Gardens Thursday July 1, 2010.  Eagan 57, of Sierra Madre is an environmental artist, an expert in the technique of making concrete and other surfaces look like wood.  Eagan is in the process of restoring the historic 1912 fake wood trellises at the Japanese Gardens at Huntington Library in San Marino,  in preparation for their centenary in 2012.(SGVN/Staff photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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Terry Eagan holding parts of rustic metal lath wire and broken cement that resembles fake wood bark. that needs to be replaced in Wistaria Arbor near the Japanese Gardens at the Huntington Library Thursday July 1, 2010.  Eagan 57, of Sierra Madre is an environmental artist, an expert in the technique of making concrete and other surfaces look like wood.  Eagan is in the process of restoring the historic 1912 fake wood trellises at the Japanese Gardens at Huntington Library in San Marino,  in preparation for their centenary in 2012.(SGVN/Staff photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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Terry Eagan placing glue to hold a new section of galvanized metal lath, that will be later filled with a cement mortar and textured to look like wood bark, Thursday July 1, 2010. Eagan 57, of Sierra Madre is an environmental artist, an expert in the technique of making concrete and other surfaces look like wood.  Eagan is in the process of restoring the historic 1912 fake wood trellises at the Japanese Gardens at Huntington Library in San Marino,  in preparation for their centenary in 2012.(SGVN/Staff photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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Kali Rocha of Burbank holding her son Barlow Krikorian 2, walking through Wistaria Arbor at the Huntington Library Thursday July 1, 2010. Terry Eagan 57, of Sierra Madre is an environmental artist, an expert in the technique of making concrete and other surfaces look like wood.  Eagan is in the process of restoring the historic 1912 fake wood trellises at the Japanese Gardens at Huntington Library in San Marino,  in preparation for their centenary in 2012.(SGVN/Staff photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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Terry Eagan repairing a section of cement to make it look like fake wood Thursday July 1, 2010.  Eagan 57, of Sierra Madre is an environmental artist, an expert in the technique of making concrete and other surfaces look like wood.  Eagan is in the process of restoring the historic 1912 fake wood trellises at the Japanese Gardens at Huntington Library in San Marino,  in preparation for their centenary in 2012.(SGVN/Staff photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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A large section of fake wood sections, needs to be repaired at the Wistaria Arbor at Huntington Library Thursday July 1, 2010.  Terry Eagan 57, of Sierra Madre is an environmental artist, an expert in the technique of making concrete and other surfaces look like wood.  Eagan is in the process of restoring the historic 1912 fake wood trellises at the Japanese Gardens at Huntington Library in San Marino,  in preparation for their centenary in 2012.(SGVN/Staff photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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Terry Eagan putting on galvanize metal lath on a section of fake wood that needs repair at Wistaria Arbor Thursday July 1, 2010.  Eagan 57, of Sierra Madre is an environmental artist, an expert in the technique of making concrete and other surfaces look like wood.  Eagan is in the process of restoring the historic 1912 fake wood trellises at the Japanese Gardens at Huntington Library in San Marino,  in preparation for their centenary in 2012.(SGVN/Staff photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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Terry Eagan mixing mortar in acrylic additive to repair damaged fake wood trellises near the Japanese Gardens at the Huntington Library Thursday July 1, 2010.  Eagan 57, of Sierra Madre is an environmental artist, an expert in the technique of making concrete and other surfaces look like wood.  Eagan is in the process of restoring the historic 1912 fake wood trellises at the Japanese Gardens at Huntington Library in San Marino,  in preparation for their centenary in 2012.(SGVN/Staff photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)
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