Born and raised in Neihart, Montana, Ken grew up with few possessions, the mountain behind his house became a giant playground full of nature’s wonders from moss-covered rocks to spring creeks. His love of what nature could produce was firmly rooted. After moving to California in his teens and later completing his college degree, he went on to work for a custom plastics company for six years, with the bug of sculpting deeply driving him. His art career was put on hold in order to tap into more profitable jobs to raise his family and The Plasticsmith became the company name he would use for a business that lasted 33 years.
About 25 years ago, he started carving pieces from wood during the spare time he could find. A few years later, he started sculpting with clay and in 2007 he closed down his business and now had the freedom to pursue his longing. Drawing from years of experience working with a wide range of materials, his background enabled him to approach sculpting without constraints. Most of his works are driven by humor, the one thing he says keeps him somewhat sane in a not-so-sane world. At times his mid flips to the serious side and a serious work pops up and he follow that to its conclusion. He believes that if his works bring an observer to laugh, ponder or to appreciate, he has accomplished his mission.
His works have been featured at The Artists Gallery in Ellicott City where he has had 3 shows, Marin Price Gallery in Chevy Chase where he has had 1 show, Ouvert Gallery in St. Michael’s, the Ice House Winter Show in Berkeley Springs, Willow Gallery in Annapolis where he had 1 show, and Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersberg. He received 3rd Place acknowledgement for best work in “Blossoms for Claudia,” a fundraiser at Columbia Art Center and voted best 3-dimensional work at Columbia Art Center in its 2011 show.
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