Chris Bivins has been making art of one kind or another since his brother taught him to draw with ‘smelly magic markers’ in their basement in Alaska.
The artist believes his short attention span lends itself to mixed media work that combines the old with the new and his fi gurative sculptures are a brooding bunch that appeal to my darker side.
Bivins begins many of his fi gures by carving a 2 x 4 into a rough torso shape. He has a natural fl air for combining just the right mix of twigs, vintage finds and newer materials like polymer clay that become heads, arms and legs. It all works in a modern-dayfolk-art kind of way