My origins in the arts began at a young age with my love for playing music. I was intrigued by drumming and percussion. As years progressed I moved my focus to the art of recording and digital music composition. I attended Chico State, where I received a degree in recording arts in 2005.
My emergence as a professional artist is relatively new, participating in my first show, in November of 2009. I began working with my father, Greg Kinne, who has been established in Scottsdale area for over 10 years. I started with an education from my father in his knowledge of his foundational medium, concrete. I learned to cast, acid etch, and finally, finish this versatile and beautiful material. Working side by side with Greg for 1 year strictly on education alone, I learned many of the abundant capabilities and stunning relationships of form, color, and texture.
As I became more comfortable working with this medium, my ability to explore my own designs was able to thrive. I began creating my own art panels, continuing my education on a more individual level, making pieces I am proud to call my own. Creating new designs and exploring the relationships of color and texture, I quickly became familiar with working in the medium of concrete.
While my father draws a strong inspiration from primitive rock art, particularly those works found in the American Southwest, I am inspired to create in contemporary form and design. Working in this realm led to the next evolution in my artistic life, the addition of bronze appliqué.
The work I have been creating in bronze has become my main focus and an incredible source of inspiration. I find this material to have many marvelous qualities and inherent natural beauty. The physical possibilities and limitations of bronze have provided a basis for my exploration into how this metal can be worked, allowing me to translate my thoughts and ideas into a physical, visual form. As I learn more, I am fascinated by the diverse array of colors and possibilities of using chemical patinas. The process of altering the surface of bronze on a molecular level to induce specific colors and textural appearance, amazes me and fuels my desire to understand and manipulate this gorgeous medium.
The union of two very different mediums, concrete and bronze, has enabled my artwork to obtain another level of appeal and intrigue in the similarities and contrasts between the two. This marriage of two classic mediums in an unconventional composition, has created a diverse and attractive collection of work, while also providing a foundation for many works to come.