Producer: Eric Slade Videographers: Greg Bond, Eric Slade Editor: Tom Shrider Audio: Randy Layton
Jeffrey Bale received his degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon back in 1981. He quickly landed a job at a Portland architecture firm – but he only lasted 20 minutes behind a desk.
Instead, he began traveling the world, finding inspiration in the stunning architecture of Europe and SE Asia. He returned home and began creating elaborate and intricate pebble mosaics from stone he gathers in the wild.
Today his work is world renowned – he's been featured in dozens of publications including the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living and Better Homes and Gardens.
"I want to create something that is beautiful, profound and inspiring, " says Bale, "that links you to nature, that takes you back to it."
"I think that, if you're gonna build a garden that it's worth aspiring to a really high level, " shares Bale, Take it as far up as you can."