Mark Larkin is an American born artist who earned a BFA Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and completed a one-year Art Studies Programme at Manchester College of Art and Design in England. He studied with the great and under-appreciated sculptor, Sidney ‘Buz’ Buchanan in Omaha and Keith Godwin, a noted sculptor in England.
Mark put his art career on hold for 27 years doing a regular job, but thinking he would someday return to making art. After retiring, he did just that! His new works incorporate welded steel but he combines many other media including found and fabricated objects, photos on steel, kinetic pieces and shaped wood. Larkin creates each artwork using his jack of all trades and "Rube Goldberg" like skills to produce original artworks. He likes to combine unusual methods with invented tools to create unexpected results.