CHUKES American, b. 1961

Chukes relies on music for his inspiration in creating his works by combining his visions with musical rhythms because it helps him to sculpt what he hears through creative influences like Earth, Wind and Fire, Miles Davis and George Clinton and the Funk Parliament. Chukes creates his works with over emphasis on certain body parts such as necks, hands and arms.  He  also incorporates color (a secret technique) which gives his sculptures a rich smooth texture and a surreal identity.