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Kyle Fokken makes amazing mixed media sculptures. Check out the gallery section on his website to see a lot more of these beautiful artworks.

My work is based on a love of antique toys from the late 19th and early 20th centuries as viewed from a modern perspective. We are drawn to relics that trigger memories of days gone past, both bitter and sweet. In my artwork, I fuse this nostalgia with naïve “visionary” art. Folk art, “visionary” and “outsider” art are often made by people with few materials in which to make art other than industrial packaging and scrap material. I infuse this “outsider” aesthetic into my artwork through my use of found objects 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 it in my work to fulfill my vision. I use this technique as a metaphor to imply the bond between parent and child “making do” with available materials and the cultural handing down of values and ideals.

More about Kyle Fokken: Visceral artist [Gawker Artisis]