Out of the Ashes: This piece was created out of burned maple that was a result of the artist's shop catching fire this past year. Therefore, it is titled ever so appropriately. At the tiime of the fire, Karl had been working on this bench and was surprised that it somehow managed to survive the destruction of the fire. Although somewhat altered, blackened with char, it has been healing to bring this bench to life again. This beautiful piece may be purchased from the gallery for $3400 and the proceeds from the sale will be offered to the North Whidbey Fire Department as they arrived in a timely manner and saved what they could.