E.T. Wickham is shown here sculpting the Sam Davis and Bill Marsh statue. He was 82 when he began work on this statue in 1965 and it took him about six weeks to complete it.
All the life-size concrete statues were built with the simplest of materials. He would use rebar or steel pipe as the base. Then he would fashion chicken wire around the metal to form the body and limbs. Finally cement was applied and formed using a trowel to create the statue.
More information about the handshake statue is available from Wickham Stone Park Davis-Marsh