SOURCE: www.onmjfootsteps.com Thank you - once again - Rachel for kindly allowing me to use your pictures!
Please visit her blog - it's really worth it. She has lots of pictures you won't find elsewhere.
Julia C. Burr, asculptorand the owner ofBurrDesigns, was chosen to give life to thethreeelvesthatMichael Jacksonwanted installed to completethe decoration of thefront of the main train station. The statues were carved, painted anddressed them inleather clothing. Optical fibers were then addedtoilluminate the figuresat night. Theanimatronic elves's subtle movementswere cotrolled bymotors hidden intheartificial rock beneath the figures.
Despite theirdelicacy, they were designed to withstand theweather conditions of the Santa Ynez Valley as well as the frequentsprinklerirrigationin front of the station. SOURCE: www.onmjfootsteps.com Thank you Rachel, for letting me use your pictures!