Mike Desrochers Artist Blacksmith

Mike Desrochers
Artist Blacksmith

About Me

My Background

 During a thirty-five year career as professional wilderness adventure guide and educator I drew inspiration and energy from the natural environment. A lifelong fascination with living history and an appreciation of traditional skills steered me into the trade of blacksmithing. 

My Medium

  My artistic lines remain informed by the natural world. Driven by the need to create and express myself in this medium of formidable resistance, I surrender to the old-time practice of balancing function with organic form. My pieces are one-of-a-kind originals created by re-forging discarded farm and industrial metals by traditional methods.  

My Inspiration

The natural world,  particularly the farmstead. Old pieces of discarded machinery, works of art in of themselves lend themselves to assemblages of found object and forged sculptures.

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Mike Desrochers Artist Blacksmith

(613) 585-2856