Born and raised in Calgary Alberta, Kirk Dunkley was inspired to pursue his passion for art at a very early age. He began his artistic journey under the guidance of his grandmother, submitting a first-place-winning drawing to his first ever community art contest when he was 8 years old. It was only after his parent's advice that he took his talents into serious consideration and applied to an the undergraduate fine art program at the University of Calgary. Dunkley's parents' advice was quite simple: "pursue your passion". After a meticulous study of art, product design and fabrication culminating in the completion of a Master's Degree in contemporary sculpture, installation and design, Dunkley went on to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams founding his creative practice Sigma Six Design Corporation. To date, Kirk has created sculpture for Canadian universities, private collectors and even NASA astronauts. Kirk, and his wife, daughter and two dogs recently moved to a small town just outside of Winnipeg where he operates his artistic practice serving clients across Canada.