During his thirty-five year career as professional wilderness adventure guide and educator, Mike drew inspiration and energy from the natural environment.
A fascination with living history and an appreciation of traditional skills steered him into artisanal blacksmithing. His artistic lines still remain informed by the natural world. Driven by the need to create and express himself in this medium of formidable resistance, he surrenders to the old-time practice of balancing function with organic form. His pieces are one-of-a-kind originals created by re-forging discarded farm and industrial metals by traditional methods.