Saṅkhāra, of Pali origin, translates to that which has been put together and calls attention to conditioned phenomena. Kyle makes work reflective of this term by realizing the ever-changing harmony that exists between the man-made, natural and spiritual worlds. Saṅkhāra refers to conditioned things as any compound form in the knowable universe, be it a tree, person, thought or molecule. The existence of all such things is dependent on external influence, mental and physical. Subject to impermanence, they live in a constant state of change.
Kyle works to construct a marriage of his thoughts and visions with this conditioned matter. Through an interdisciplinary practice, he balances rational and intuitive decisions, manifesting sculptures, collages, illustrations and writings. These works are created as documentations of his aim: to bring into form an awareness of the binding force that connects all things in infinite space, or, universal Oneness. Kyle uses raw and processed materials to coalesce mental formations, subtle energies, gross matter and planes of existence in his art, exploring the vast similarities and patterns found in all life.
For DUSKLIT 2017, Cottier will be collaborating with Alexis O'Brien on A Tea Ceremony.