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The "Bourbon Street Blues" Story

Along with most people, I was deeply affected by the catastrophic Gulf coast events. My mind continues to be haunted by the loss of life, the loss of lifestyle, and the sheer scope of human suffering. My goal was to create an object that expressed my anguish for the people who had their lives so torn apart. The twisted and distorted aspect of the vessel represents the unforgiving power of Mother Nature. However, the vessel has not been broken; itís underlying trumpet shape and the beauty of the wood that Mother Nature provided represents the resilience and fortitude of the hurricane victims.

May the music soon return.


I created this piece as a donation for the American Association of Woodturners' fund-raising eBay auction benefiting its Relief Fund.

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Malcolm Tibbetts, 738 Modesto Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 malcolm@tahoeturner.com ©2004