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SYSK: Yard art designed by Maxwell Krivachek


If you drive through Fort Atkinson on Highway 24, you're likely to notice some unique lawn art in one backyard.

"I've actually had a lot of people stop and take a picture with the roadrunner," said Maxwell Krivachek.

18-year-old Maxwell Krivachek is the designer and builder behind the yard art. He's an auto body man by trade and about three months ago, he began welding different materials together to make his yard art. "Reptar," as Max calls it, was his first piece.

"I built him and set it out there in the yard to mess with people, and they started coming through and asking can you build a chicken and stuff like that so that's where this all came from," said Krivachek.

During the last three months, Max has continued to build stuff. He's gotten so much attention, he's even started a second business called MK Design to sell his work.

"I started out just welding junk together and then it moved on to more complex things," he said.

More complex pieces like a depiction of Jesus, and he's currently constructing a life-size Trojan. Krivachek plans to donate the Trojan to Turkey Valley Schools.

Krivachek said projects can take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. He gets materials from the auto body shop, salvage yards and people even leave stuff at his house.

He doesn't have any background in art, but he enjoys taking pieces some people might consider junk and turning them into something unexpected. Max said everything he builds is for sale, except Reptar.

For more information on MK Design, contact 563-419-3252. or click here to send an email. You can also find him on facebook by searching Max Krivachek Design.

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