Ernest Gallegos

Ernest Gallegos


I call this piece "From the Ashes". It is my tribute to all the victims of 9/11. Most of the materials were collected from the trash to show that we can overcome adversity and tragedy.

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I have been doing leatherwork for 40 years. In 2013 I started a Fine Woodworking Program. I completed a 2 year degree with the program in 17 months.  

Coping through Art

Woodworking is meditative for me.  It, and leatherwork help me keep the PTSD demons out of my head.  I donate some of my items to charities which also gives me a purpose, a mission, as it were.