As well as recycled objects, he incorporates organic materials - plant matter, stone and wood - to express concerns about the fragilility of our environment.
He recycles materials from our consumer culture - skis, snowboards, fire extinguishers, car parts, musical instruments, fishing floats, driftwood and scrap metal to create fanciful commentary on modern society.
His inspiration comes from his working background - fisherman, steel fabricator, construction worker, boat builder, librarian - and his contact with nature through fly fishing, sea kayaking, sailing, skiing and hiking.
Ron has always loved the power and chaos of the sea, whether surf kayaking or beachcombing. He derives his inspiration from the contrast of beauty and harshness of west coast beaches; much of his working material comes from the flotsam and jetsam of consumer society cast up on the sands.
Suspended Animation Project
Suspended Animation is my concept for a play zone consisting of an array of Giant hammocks made of heavy duty fishnet. Read More..
Breaking Wave Documentary
Thanks to Ryan McCann the BreakingWave video is now on the internet at
Vimeo (In 4 Parts) - Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
YouTube (In 4 Parts) - Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
See and hear how the mammoth wave sculpture made it to Burning Man 2012!