"George Wurtzel carves exquisite wood creations using his mind and his hands, but not his sight.
He has no choice. He is totally blind, a fact that to him seems to be an asterisk on an impressive body of work and accomplishments that speak for themselves.
Wurtzel is construction manager at Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind and Visually Impaired in the Mayacamas Mountains west of the city of Napa. He’s renovating a barn there, uses ladders and power tools, and in his spare time creates wood crafts that recently were displayed at the Museum for Contemporary Art in Detroit.
“It’s not the eyeballs that do the work, it’s your hands and brain that do the work,” said Wurtzel, a husky man with a graying beard who on this recent day wore overalls and a straw hat." (Barry Eberling, Napa Valley Register)
Read the rest of this article here. It's an inspiring story of a talented craftsman who happens to be blind.
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