Created and Sold by Kyle Fokken - Artist LLC

Kyle Fokken - Artist LLC
Public Sculptures by Kyle Fokken - Artist LLC seen at Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis - Wrench Bench

Wrench Bench

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Stainless and Corten ‘weathering’ steel. I designed this ‘curved locomotive wrench’ styled bench as an homage to all the people who worked on the Milwaukee Road Railroad system. This is one of the railroads that built Minneapolis and St. Paul by providing transportation of Midwestern passengers, culture and goods to the rest of the world.

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Kyle Fokken - Artist LLC

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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."