I believe that our past experiences, both good and bad, play an important role in the type of person that we can become. Our past doesn't have to dictate our future. Even difficult experiences can become bittersweet and treasured memories when we choose to let those experiences refine us rather than define us.
Most of the materials that I work with have been discarded by someone. Why? Because I believe that that there is great value in the past. These materials still have a story to tell and while some see garbage, I see potential. I believe that there is purpose, wisdom, and life in the broken and discarded.
The wood used to create this charming red door was salvaged from an abused and abandoned whiskey barrel. While it still bears the scars of it's wretched past, those scars now enhance it's appeal as a bridge between worlds.