Activated by a collaborative method it is our intention to
approach public art as a means to uplift, inspire, and connect a
community. The work is a departure for each but
derivative of past works and, like all art; it is an
extension of our entire history.
©2010 Alyson Kinkade and Kathleen Caricof, all rights reserved.
“Activated by a collaborative method it is our intention to use public art as a means to uplift,
inspire, and connect a community. Combining the strengths of our individual art we have been
developing the connection of color and form. The work is a departure for each but derivative of
past works and, like all art; it is an extension of our entire history. Together, we offer a unique
combination of sculpture and painting, our affinity for our mediums of stone and paint resides.
We seek to create works that are universally approachable and playful through a sophisticated
and eloquent expression.
We approach project development as a design team to include lead artists and members of JK
Designs, Inc. who assist with project management, budget and installation. Depending upon
the complexity of the project the team may grow to include other reliable experts. We have
worked on public art design teams together for over 12 years and have also created
collaborative small works in creative sessions outside the bounds of marketability. Each artist’s
work is strong in its own right, yet bends to the other to create stimulating dialog in
complementary visual language.
We design public art to be relatable, welcoming and approachable to a broad audience as well
as be interactive whenever possible. The pieces proposed here will convey vitality and
playfulness while maintaining sophistication through elegant line, bold form and vibrant color
to complement the area and architecture."
Kathleen Caricof’s interest in sculpture developed from a background in designing for space
having earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design.
Past professional experience includes being an Associate Designer for Schorer & Associates
and owner of Caricof-Burns Designs. Specific projects included working with Buckminister
Fuller in product design and with PPG Glass in developing a next generation of products. Past
placements have ranged from $30,000 to $625,000. My most significant placement to date is
‘Stars and Stripes’ a 36ft x 40ft stainless steel intertwining sculpture for the Veteran’s
Memorial at War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock, AR. Current projects include the Coronado
Yacht Club in California; Mesa State College in Colorado; and the City of Paramount, CA.
Painting professionally since 1997, Alyson Kinkade’s artwork has been displayed at the
Colorado State Capitol, Denver International Airport and she is in the permanent collection of
Colorado State University. She is widely collected by public and private institutions
throughout the U.S. Kinkade is Assistant Director for the National Sculptors’ Guild where she
has participated on design teams for a number of projects with budgets ranging from $25,000
to $1 million. CARICOF has been a member of NSG since 1996. The NSG also maintains a
comprehensive liability insurance policy for each project its artists undertake.
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