Rhizome 2, 2017-2018
Grass, test tubes, soil, acrylic, wire, wood, screw eyes, ultraviolet light tubes
Variable, 36″ x 36″ x 122″
Kyle Welker (b 1985) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He received his bachelor of arts degree in 2008 in Colorado and is a current MFA candidate at the University of California Irvine
I make work for bees, plants, and for time. I find inspiration in looking at systems found in nature and restructuring them through my work in expanded sculpture, installation, and interactive environments. My work is found in forgotten corners of the Mojave desert, abandoned farmsteads in rural California, and in quiet backyards around Los Angeles. The passage of time, weather, and the interaction of living things play a collaborative role in the creation of my work. I appreciate the unknowing and the chance that these collaborators provide, and look forward to the observation of their alterations over time. I currently spend my days thinking and watching things grow, as an MFA candidate at the University of California, Irvine.