David Mikitka has always had an inherent talent and artistic spirit. While in high school, he won a statewide competition with his sculpture. With years of evolving experimentation, Mikitka refined a technique and casting method that is truly unique in the artistic world. His sculptural style has been described as capturing “frozen chaos.” He works with aluminum, copper, and steel – and at times incorporates natural, locally-sourced native items such as wood, fossils, and stone. He uses scrap metals reclaimed through recycling and typically incorporates something found or personal to each piece that accents and exemplifies the beauty and personality of his subject.
Mikitka’s artistic inspiration occurs when he sees something unexpected, tragic, or beautiful in an object, event, or individual, often something within his circle of family and friends. He is an innately talented and uniquely capable artist whose style and vision bring a valuable and powerfully new dimension to the gallery.