Jason, an award-winning artist and landscape designer, works with reclaimed wood, metal and stone to create works of art for the home and garden. A self- taught artist, Jason has worked with many mediums throughout his life. In 2005, his creative direction changed course when a welding company employee rear ended Jason's truck. To compensate for damages, the owner offered to fix the bumper and throw in acetylene gas and oxygen tanks, torches and an arc welder. Jason bought a book, learned how to weld and uncovered his gift for turning discarded material into engaging works of art. Since then, his focus has been to create abstract and representational metal pieces. Jason works at Faddegon's Nursery in Latham, NY, where he does residential designs, retail sales, garden consultations and presentations.