The name of our blog, Gallery 512, has significant meaning to us. Our brother, Shane, took his life in February of 2013, and our projects have been a way of therapy and self-care in helping us work through our grief. They give us quiet time to think, reflect and remember. Shane had many creative talents and was especially gifted in the area of ironworking, a trade he originally learned from our Father. He was especially proud of his membership and employment with the Local Iron Workers 512 Union, and upon his acceptance into the association he had the tattoo “IW512” inked upon the back of his arm. Therefore, the number 512 has become significant in his memory to us and we thought it fitting to share part of Shane in our blog. As now, more than ever, we wish to stay connected and share in each others’ busy lives despite the physical distance between us all.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop back as we share some of our most recent projects – we’ve been pretty busy! (: