and fine art have been a large part of my life since childhood.
Though my fine art pieces are particularly abstracted, they are often
guided by the natural forms, colors, and movements found in
nature," Kinney says, of his fine art. Integrating kinetics
into indoor and outdoor pieces allows him to provide interactive
qualities to this type of sculpture.
Steam-bent wood has provided
with a way to integrate natural forms into architectural and outdoor
environments. In a 2001 commission for the Pan-American
Exposition, Kinney utilized steam-bent wood to create a tribute
to the first Native American female engineer. The outdoor
sculpture,"Mary G. Ross: Scientist, Engineer, Native American"
was installed on the Grounds of Buffalo State College.
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Kinney explores a variety of
textures for fine
art sculptures including wood, copper, stainless steel, brass, plaster,
and cement. He incorporated raw wood and copper to create a
series of 3 earthy kinetic sculpture for an historic cemetery in
Western New York.
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Lawn Cemetery sculptures.