Since 2001, Kelly’s focus as a sculptor has been evolving.

Kelly developed a personal style that he refers to as “modern primitive.” There are raw honesty and a balance of masculine and feminine elements to his work. Using modern tools, he can aggressively manipulate wood and metal into more delicate shapes and subject matter, which appears heavy-handed, yet deliberate and controlled. His sculptures have an openness in which people attach personal meaning to, therefore creating work that connects with people in their most positive thoughts and emotions — all balanced with smooth, sensual curves and meticulous surface details.