Skye Barnett has been actively creating and building all manner of objects since before he could walk. Throughout his life his material of choice has been wood. With it he has built houses from forty to eight thousand square feet, fine furniture, award winning boats and even the odd art car. With the formation of Krank-Boom-Clank, Skye has embarked on a new creative chapter, one composed of metal. The Hennepin Crawler was his first project with steel as the main material and now he wants more. Skye is happiest when his miters are tight and his welds are smooth.
David Farish was born in the twilight of last century, David spent his early youth scouring the wilderness for the rusty junk, laboring to assemble these items into odd sculptures and corroded mementos. These sensibilities were channeled into more traditional art forms at UCSC, Santa Cruz CA where he studied printmaking and bookbinding. After schooling, he went on to explore a widening variety of mediums until ultimately finding his way back to rusty metal, this time in the form of junkyard castaways. His attention evolved to focus on industrial arts, creating interactive kinetic sculpture out of common urban refuse. In 2008 he co-founded The Great Handcar Regatta (handcar-regatta.com) and organized the large-scale kinetic sculpture project, “The Hennepin Crawler.”
Clifford Hill is currently a graphic and Web designer located in Santa Rosa, CA. He’s cultivated a diverse background in visual and craft arts from high school to Bachelors degree studies in literature and media theory at SFSU. Clifford’s evolving interests in design, photography, event production, and industrial arts are a natural extension to KBC. He co-curated the art at The Great Handcar Regatta and produced the event’s web site (handcar-regatta.com). In addition to the Hennepin Crawler project, Clifford also co-built the large-scale “Ice-Flø” art car for Burning Man 2007. More information about these projects and others available at his design portfolio site: SassyMonkeyMedia.com.