Issue 19 Chance Fall 2005

Artist Project / "Inspyre" and "Love"

Kevin Okada a.k.a. Kevino­­

Kevin Okada, a.k.a. Kevino, is one of the most innovative sodaconstructors and the architect of a startling range of models including the enigmatic forms, Inspyre, Love, and Buggerfly. Offline, Okada is a resident of the San Fernando Valley who works as the purchasing manager for the Aussie Racing Apparel company. As a child, he was obsessed with Tinker Toy constructions and once built a Tinker Toy digging machine driven by the motor from a discarded cassette player. At 43, Okada is twice, or triple, the age of most soda-players, who tend to be high school and college students. A gallery of Kevino's models can be seen online at the website of the UK's National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts: www.nesta.org.uk/inspireme/soda/sodaplay.htm [link defunct—Eds.].

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