Beaded Found Objects by Andy Pawlan
Irony and whimsy dominate my art. Resurfacing found objects is a way for me to express dichotomies like inner meaning versus surface impression, facade versus core, child play versus adult feelings. The objects are chosen for their relationship to our present culture and their sculptural interest, positive and negative spatial relationships, and scale. Using glass seed beads that are both translucent and iridescent accentuates the play of light on the object and gives one a richness one finds in tapestries and mosaics. Gluing one bead at a time on an object satisfies my obsessive nature and gives each piece a power.