BEAD-AZZLING: ART BY ANDREW PAWLAN (PHOTO EXCLUSIVE)

Beautiful images of Artist Andrew Pawlan glimmering work.  Pawlan, an Asbury Park resident, has been creating sculpture, mind-bogglingly detailed art-as-furniture and fiber art for more than 30 years.  

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“Irony and whimsy dominate my art,” said Pawlan, whose work has recently been featured at Parlor Gallery on Cookman Avenue.  “Resurfacing found objects is a way for me to express dichotomies like inner-meaning versus outer-meaning, façade versus core, child play versus grown-up despair.  

“Using glass seed beads that are both translucent and iridescent accentuates the play of light on the object and gives the pieces the richness one usually finds in tapestries and mosaics.  Gluing one bead at a time on an object satisfies my obsessive nature and gives each piece a power.” 

Pawlan’s mind-bogglingly detailed pieces are magnificent – like looking at the most beautiful, intricately handmade couture garment at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute.  Each piece is a orgasam for your eyes… 

"Afganistan" 2009

"Car Car"

"Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"

"Joy"

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