Gary Griffin was the Artist-in-Residence in Metalsmithing at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1984 to 2006. The recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, Griffin has exhibited extensively in the United States, Mexico, South America, Japan and Europe. He currently lives in El Rito, New Mexico. In 2013 Griffin was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of North American Goldsmiths. These entrance gates feature a web-line design with a series of decorative arcs on three different planes. As in many of his other pieces, Griffin attempted to create an abstract design rooted in nature.