A Custom Designed Gate Celebrates Our Prairie Roots

A good friend of ours, Gail Snyder,  is a multi-talented artist who includes black smithing on her skills list.

Cast your eyes over this custom designed steel gate which now graces the entrance to our backyard patio:

My husband Ted, who is no mean metalworker himself, helped with the constructions, but the design was Gail’s. I had merely made a suggestion that since  Ted and I grew up on the Canadian prairies, wheat might be made part of the theme.

I call this spectacular.

(You can still see the yellow dot  of paint that the worker from the Gas Company sprayed on the patio stone to mark the gas line. Spectacular is NOT the word I would use for that. The appropriate word is, in fact, one that I do not care to print.)

About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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4 Responses to A Custom Designed Gate Celebrates Our Prairie Roots

  1. This gate is so beautiful! What a one-of-a-kind piece. I like the light and airy feel of it; even though it’s a gate, it seems barely there with its delicate design.

  2. carolwiebe says:

    That’s true, Sherri. And it is actually quite heavy, though from the look of the design, you would never know it!

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