Kyle Fokken - Artist LLC

"Dancing Trees Bike Racks"


This is a recently completed commission for an affordable housing complex in my neighborhood called Timber and Tie Apartments. I thought the building needed something a fun and organic and thought of how as an urban cyclist, I often have to lock my by to a tree or a signpost if there are no bike racks available. So I thought I'd take this idea and make it into a funky urban hybrid of a signpost/tree.

ARTIST STATEMENT
Kyle Fokken
Sculptor


I am a mixed media sculptor who combines diverse imagery into hybrid sculptures that explore cultural contexts between people.

I use vintage toy and ‘folk art’ aesthetics to explore the passing down of cultural values between generations. I make artwork that tantalizes the eye and invites the audience to linger and look deeper at the work and reflect on what we believe about ourselves.