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.
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.