Rich and Ginnie Backer

"Backer Metal Art is the product of a major change in our lives. More than 25 years ago, my wife Ginnie and I learned of her cancer. Back then, I worked long hours managing my businesses, everything from car dealerships to restaurants.

Cancer made a significant change in the paths that our lives took. I threw in all of my chips, liquidating my businesses, dealerships, repair shops, and the life that we had known for 30 years. We sold everything to take advantage of the time that we had together.

What came from our trials was a sense of peace and enlightenment. Anticipation came of the days and gifts that lie ahead. As a certified mechanic with a background in welding, making metal art fell into place. What was once a small idea as a result of a trying time, has grown into an ever-developing lifestyle and business.

Creating this artwork is a journey for both my wife and I. Traveling and selling this artwork was our lifestyle, and now more than ever I appreciate the importance of timing. We took our motor home and traveled around the country, working and loving what we were doing. Being around a woman so inspiring is a daily reminder of what life has to offer."