I spent 4 years in the Navy plus I was actually ecstatic to serve my country.
After I left the military, I found myself with PTSD plus a lot of painful memories.
I went to a therapist plus she told myself and others to come up with a way to help get rid of the images I had in my mind. She suggested drawing or painting as an outlet. I actually did not appreciate drawing or painting. I appreciate using my hands in a more tactile way. I started collecting outdated pieces of iron plus metal. At first, I did not have a lot of ideas about ways to use the iron plus metal. After taking some classes at a school, I l acquired a little bit of information about ways to use iron plus metal to create the most amazing art installations. My actually first project required 316 stainless steel plus 16 gauge rebar tie wire. The 316 stainless steel is important, because it is the metal that is best used for bending plus stretching, plus it is actually resistant to corrosion plus rust. I had to use a lot of weird tools to bend plus mold the 316 stainless steel plus 16 gauge rebar tie wire. When I was finished with the art project, I had created a beautiful plus current warship that was actually authentic to the one that I served on while in my time in the military. That project was the first one that I ever created plus I still guess that it is my best work. I have had other projects in the last couple of years, but the military ship is near plus dear to my heart.