ERHS Art teacher gives logs new life
The students in Bess Coy's art classes at East Ridge High School might not know that she owns a Kevlar vest, heavy gloves, sound-blocking earphones and enjoys being covered in sawdust.
When she is not teaching art, she is a wood carver, at home with a chainsaw and chisels.
One of her projects graces her classroom. A carving of a large bear serves as a chair and an American eagle hovers over it.