We love what we do. We love the animals and the natural environments that inspire our artworks. We love connecting with the communities where our sculptures are located. And we love bringing something of beauty into the world that resonates with the viewer. As a company, our mission is to activate public space while bringing nature into human consciousness.
-Don Kennell

Don uses imagery that is engaging and relevant. Much of his work is inspired by animals because people identify with them. While his iconography comes mostly from the natural world, his process of layering metals to create the form gives the work an industrial sensibility. Since much of the material is also recycled, it further retains a postmodern awareness of multiple narratives.

Don finds that “the transformation of unlikely materials adds a layer of content which turns the tables on the paradigm of a throw away culture and awakens a curiosity and awareness amongst viewers.”

Don received his MFA from Rutgers University, NJ, his BFA from the University of Houston, TX, and his AA from Casper College in Wyoming.

Don Kennell's Artworks and Works-in-Progress

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