A pyro at heart, the orange glow of a hot weld and the roar of a furnace inspires me to create. I've always been fascinated with architecture, machines, and nature, and I try to combine them into a cohesive existence shown in my work. Usually consisting of one or more geometric shapes, sometimes combined with an organic texture, I try to keep each piece clean and simple. I want the viewer to think about what is essential.
Nicholas Sikma grew up on the coast of California and in Michigan. He attended The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY where he studied Sculpture and Ceramics. Today he lives and works in his studio in White Lake, Michigan.
Exhibitions: Midwest Sculpture Iniative 2011, Techumseh, MI; Oaken Transformations Sculpture Walk 2010, Brighton, MI; A Natural Divergence 2010, Highland, MI; Midwest Sculpture Initiative 2010, Dearborn, MI; ArtPrize 2009, Grand Rapids, MI; Gridlock Senior BFA exposition 2008 , Alfred, NY; Curator: Jones Memorial Hospital, Sculpture Show, Wellsville, NY; Drinking Town with an Art Problem, Alfred, New York.