Dan Freed creates wooden statue from Sandy's leftovers
ANDOVER - A North Jersey man has turned his anger at Superstorm Sandy into art.
Dan Freed created a sculpture of a head, appropriately named "Sandy," from parts of more than 40 trees he lost in the storm. One was a 100-year-old ash tree.
He used cherry for the head and roots for the hair.
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The avid woodworker says the project represents his vengeance toward Sandy. "It was totally therapeutic," Freed says. "The more I worked on it and when I got to the end result, I felt it would give other people in New Jersey a sense that recovering was happening."
The statue took six months and more than 300 hours to create.
It's on sale in Sussex County for $16,500.