Lyle’s artworks emphasize the essential forms of their composition: an appendage, an edifice, an interaction. The viewer can see his works arranging themselves, abstract lines becoming more figurative in relation to each other. These take on more finalized forms through his three-dimensional constructions, capturing a singular emotion or held posture. Their structures are much more defined and takes on a tactile quality through the use of wood, metal, and striking color; organic lines now bound by strict anatomy.
Don Lyle grew up in Auburn, Alabama playing in his father’s chemistry lab and studied Architecture. He received a BFA at Utah State University where he studied with photographer Craig Law. He has been nominated for several Emmys and was awarded an Emmy for his story, City Sounds, which chronicles studio musicians in Las Vegas, Nevada.