Blake Van Buren is a metal and jewellery artist currently attending Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta. Van Buren graduated from Red Deer College with a Visual Art Diploma. He is continuing his education at ACAD to obtain his BFA and MFA. Before he was a student at RDC, he was a self taught artist. He has always had a fascination with intricately made things and ancient artifacts. He makes jewellery and sculptures consisting of many interlocking pieces of metal. Ancient knowledge, symbols and gemstones inspire his design. He uses various mediums and random found objects to construct his work in such a way, that it evolves and comes to life.