My work reflects a need to invent and evolve.  I like to move through things and onto others and then come back through again in a new way.  I was a ceramic sculptor for about ten years.  In about 1980, I made the transition to using a number of media making sculpture, installations, and performances.  My work has almost always been figurative in one way or another.  Readings have run the gamut from the literal autobiographical to more universal ruminations on themes from the world of ideas.

 

As early as I can remember, I knew that I wanted to be an artist.  That has remained consistent in my life since I was hand painting china with my grandmother when I was six years old.

 

My idea of what an artist is and what they do has evolved allot.  When I was a kid I wanted to animate for Walt Disney.  As a young man, I wanted to emulate the western artists like Charlie Russell.  In college, I learned of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Conceptual, Process, and Minimal art.  Now I guess it’s Postmodernism?  I think that I have taken something from all these experiences as well as life and the more popular culture.

 

I work with my hands and my head.  Really, I guess, in a sort of antique way.  I usually don’t know where I am going or exactly what I am going to make until I establish some sort of dialog between my process or materials and my ideas or subject matter.  I can’t really say that one comes before the other.  In fact, when things are working best, I am really transported somewhere else doing something that I could never have imagined or planned.

 

Ken Little 2012

Large Bronzes and Installations

Victory and Defeat,
Victory and Defeat,

cast iron with sprayed copper coating, 27H x 72W x 35D y 1997 value: $70,000

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Ken Little at the Hometown Artist's Rodeo 2008

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The Elements of Progress view 3
The Elements of Progress view 3
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The Elements of Progress
The Elements of Progress
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Pledge
Pledge

2002, 1dollar bills on steel frame, 71" x 31" x 17", $18000

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Ken Little
Ken Little

d. m. allison gallery 2014

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Gown, 2003
Gown, 2003

2002, 1dollar bills on steel frame, 73"x 23"x 18", $18000

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The Elements of Progress Dreams Escape.jpg
The Elements of Progress Dreams Escape.jpg
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Small Bronzes and Other Works

Pop
Pop

1991, Bronze, Edition of 10 (available) $2500 7"H x 7"W x 8"D

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Soar
Soar

1995 Bronze, Edition of 25 (available) $1200 6H x 6W x 5D

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Hey
Hey

1996 Bronze, Edition of 25 (available) $1600 9H x 7W x 3D

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So
So

1996 Bronze, Edition of 25 (available) $1600 9H x 5W x 3D

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Gorilla
Gorilla

1995 Bronze, Edition of 25 (available) $900 5H x 5W x 6D

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Grit
Grit

1996 Bronze, Edition of 25 (available) $1600 7H x 5W x 4D

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Buck (walking)
Buck (walking)

1996 Bronze, Edition of 25 (available) $1700 15H x 12W x 5D

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Hippo (small)
Hippo (small)

1995 Bronze, Edition of 25 (available) $1200 3H x 7W x 5D

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