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 naÃ¯ve “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.