Turning A Tragedy Into A Tribute

Our River Timber series is more than just art; it’s a defining moment for the Wimberley community, captured in glass. This collection embodies the beauty born from destruction.

On the night of May 23, 2015, tragedy struck Wimberley. In just an hour and a half, the Blanco River rose 28 feet, ultimately rising over 40 feet. Homes, trees, and, tragically, lives were swept away in the torrent. The damage was extensive, leaving a path of destruction that forever changed our community.

In the aftermath of the flood, the true character and resilience of the Wimberley community shined through. Neighbors helped neighbors, strangers became friends, and everyone came together to rebuild.

Volunteers worked tirelessly to clean up debris, provide food and shelter, and support each other in countless ways. The outpouring of love and solidarity was a beautiful testament to the strength of our community.

As part of our effort to honor this spirit, we repurposed wood logs from the flood to create molds for our River Timber series.

Each piece in this collection is not only a work of art but also a piece of Wimberley’s history, a tribute to the people of Wimberley, the strength we found in each other, and the beauty that arose from the devastation.

The River Timber series captures this spirit of togetherness and resilience, symbolizing the strength and unity that emerged from the devastation.

Photo Credits: William Luther, Richard Mason, Rodolfo Gonzalez, Eric Pohl.