It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, It's a.. What? Flying Dog Art
Kyle Fokken is an artist that creates very unusual sculptures. Using materials that are readily available to him, he crafts unique works of art that are fun to look at yet very scary at the same time.
Many of these sculptures are from the artist's Flying Dog Series, which are "sculptures based on the dog form combined with various vehicles- aircraft, submarines, boats, race cars, etc." These part-toy, part-machine, part-dog sculptures have a vintage look to them, which makes them even more curious to look at. Kyle's love of antique toys certainly shows in the art he creates.
Kyle's artist statement from his website: "My work is based on a love of antique toys as viewed from a modern perspective. We are naturally drawn to relics of days gone past. In my artwork, I fuse this nostalgia with "visionary" art - art often made by people using scrap material 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 objects to fulfill my vision. I employ this technique as a metaphor implying the bond between generations "making do" with available materials and the cultural legacy of values and ideals."
I feel like these sculptures would be something you'd find in an abandoned house. Of course, you'd come across this abandoned house while your car broke down in the middle of nowhere. There wouldn't be a gas station around for miles, and the only thing around is this mysteriously quiet house. The house ends up not being abandoned at all; it actually contains a family of killers that will chop up your body and use the parts for food.
What do you think?
I will leave you with one question, though: Do you think any of these flying dogs are housebroken?
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