I’m Ron Hays and Elven Gates combines my three most passionate interests–the outdoors, woodworking, and intuitive and creative design. The gates are unique wood structures, more like outdoor sculptures, that function as portals to a home, private garden or a special feature of the landscape.
The concept of creating landscape sculpture came about when my good friend Jeremy suggested that I try something more creative than remodeling homes. He continued: “…build something like the Hobbit homes in The Lord of the Rings movies”. That same day while driving the name Elven Gates flashed into my consciousness. I saw that the gates could become portals to places where a person could find inner peace.
I find that connecting with the client, the wood, and the landscape enhances the creative collaboration that I experience when I build a gate. I love the challenge of building something that I’ve never seen before. And I find that when I put my body and soul into what I make, it creates an aliveness in the gate that is tangible and felt by others.
Jeremy and Ron