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Shoo Shoe Train | Public Sculptures by Kyle Fokken - Artist LLC | Downtown Hopkins in Hopkins
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Shoo Shoe Train - Public Sculptures

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Fokken of Minneapolis reveals his love of antique toys in his mixed media work, but always with an idiosyncratic and modern take—his sculptures combine nostalgia with futuristic fantasy. The sculpture in Hopkins is from a series based on locomotive forms and also includes a wooden shoe, a reccurring image in Fokken’s work that speaks to humble origins but to the idea of a mundane object that also possesses the power to sabotage. Donated in 2011 by Hopkins Business & Civic Association and

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"I am a mixed media sculptor who combines atypical imagery into new hybrid sculptures to explore cultural contexts between generations of people.

I use vintage toy and ‘folk art’ aesthetics combined with rough construction as a way to talk about the passing down of cultural values from one generation to the next. At first, my sculpture may look foreign and strange but my craftsmanship and attention to detail capture and hold the interest of the viewer. I use this technique to entice the viewer to look deeper at the work allowing for reflection on greater issues in our society and question what we believe about ourselves."