Friday, November 28, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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The artistic process of a neighborhood legend
Bang1w Derrick Bang puts the finishing touches on one of the new Minions that will grace the lavish Christmas display at his home, 4350 Cowell Blvd. in South Davis. Bang draws, cuts out and paints all of the wooden figures in his display. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
Derrick Bang remembers the first time he put up Christmas decorations, 30 years ago.

“I thought, ‘Let’s do something a little out of the ordinary,’ ” he recalled.

Bang, who grew up in a family that was “very serious about Christmas,” intended to put a traditional Santa and reindeer in the front yard. But he wanted his decorations to be unique.

So he built them himself, basing his painted plywood figures on characters from a Sandra Boynton Christmas card.

Since then, Bang’s holiday display has grown. And the Bang house, at 4350 Cowell Blvd. in South Davis, has become quite the neighborhood legend.

“Strangers stop and ask, ‘What’s going to be new this year?’ ” Bang said. “The problem with developing a reputation is you have to live up to it.”

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