Mark Schwenk is a metal artist and blacksmith. He comes from a long line of blacksmiths and metal workers dating back to the 1700’s and has kept that tradition alive since he was a child. For 15 years here at Frog Valley, he has been creating unique sculpture, and metal wok. In the past few years he has been able to expand the shop and now offers a complete line of hand-forged iron-works including custom sculpture. See more of Mark’s work at

First Impressions: A conundrum.  Free spirit born to the upwardly mobile.   Charismatic.  Mischievous.  A man evolved and evolving.  Living with nature, depicting it, shaping it , translating it.  Paying homage to tools from antiquity…and to a heritage forged with metal workers…in creating the abstract and the funky.

Music is provided by Lowercase Noises. I used the Roaring Forties track from the Passage album. Enjoy the wonderful music at

The video was shot with the Canon XF300 camcorder and edited on FCPX. I also used plug-ins from Pixel Film Studios.