Gatin was raised on the Prairies but now calls Victoria, BC, his home. He works primarily in the medium of multistone, which consists of a built-up mass of individual pieces of stone which are sculpted as a single block. Each sculpture can incorporate hundreds or even thousands of individual pieces of stone.
Gatin draws inspiraion fom a range of influences, from ancient architecture to modern masters. This coglomeration of stimuli finds a parallel in the multistone medium. Gatin explains, "We are not merely our outward shapes nor our professed declarations; we are also those individual elements, interchangeable structures, underlying assumptions, and imaginable continuations/extensions that may not be readily perceptible, but are nevertheless integrally essential to who and what we are."