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2016 Walking Sculpture Tour

Photo: Think Tank
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Think Tank

Kyle Fokken
Minnesota
Materials: Bronze, Stainless Steel & Steel
Selling Price: $10,000

Artist Statement:

This oversized toy tank is an homage to all the soldiers who have fought in modern wars and to remind us they all started out as children at play.

Photo: Kyle Fokken

About Kyle Fokken

Kyle Fokken was born in the small farming town of Clara City, Minnesota, a town with little to do but entertain yourself with your imagination.  He was the first person in his family to attend college, graduating with a BFA in Ceramics with honors from Minnesota State University at St. Cloud.  He started his artistic journey as a potter’s apprentice, interned with the Minnesota Museum of American Art and served on the Minnesota Crafts Council.  He then took a position as a fundraising manager with ArtsMarketing Services in Toronto.  After moving back to Minnesota he had a successful career in the mortgage industry and kept active in the arts by volunteering with North East Minneapolis Arts Association and the Soap Factory (an alternative art space).  He later left his banking career to work as a self-employed sculpture and stay at home dad.  He lives in the North East Minneapolis Arts District (which he helped create) with his wife Heather and two great kids, Kasjen and Anika.  He has shown in museums and art centers throughout the United States and abroad.

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