Directory profile: Kyle Fokken
My work is based on a love of antique toys as viewed from a modern perspective.
We are naturally drawn to relics of days gone past. In my artwork, I fuse this nostalgia with "visionary" art - art often made by people using scrap material and rough construction.
Like these artists, I'm not a "junk sculptor" because my focus is not on the found object itself, but on how I can use objects to fulfill my vision.
I employ this technique as a metaphor implying the bond between generations "making do" with available materials and the cultural legacy of values and ideals.
I hope you enjoy the work!
Kyle L. Fokken