Paul and Marcy Hickman and Urban Ashes. Urban Ashes is reclaiming a piece of America’s environmental legacy with hand-made fine picture frames created from Midwest urban salvaged wood while utilizing a transitional and disabled labor force. Each stick of moulding is hand-selected for its character unique to urban wood as well as the story it carries from the neighborhoods from which it came. These are trees that grew on our streets, in our yards, in our parks and in our urban areas. The wood’s character is then enhanced when finished and rubbed out by-hand usingpetroleum-free finishes. In this process we are reviving the hand-made art form seeming lost from our culture. To complete this Made-In-The-Midwest product, the glass, the paper insert and the backer are also made in The Midwest.