Thermos’, croquet balls, lunchboxes, and bicycle reflectors inhabit Paulys World. Paul uses these items like most artists use a brush or canvas. Kitchen appliances, and lamps are transformed to nostalgic and humorous works of art perfect for the grandkids rooms, garages and living rooms. Whimsical men, women and little creatures are created with a unique touch.
What was once trash or nearly thrown away are now happy new editions to the family unit. Robbie, Rudy, Stella and others have wide open arms offer a welcome hug and thank you for rescuing them from certain landfill destination! Maggy, a playful pup made from a relic coffee pot and lunchbox wags his tail and lights up, literally, when you plug him in. Paul has a whole series of “Art with Function”. Lamps, kinetics, and more are featured in the series.
Nostalgia abounds. One for the road shares vintage bicycle parts entombed in a special frame. Carl’s First Harley also reminds us of homemade push cars and skateboards. Those frames hold more than the vintage imagery of our past. Paul re-started making art after he retired from wearing a uniform for 25 years at the water company. He first started making custom frames for local area artists. The progression led him to fill his frames as well. You can’t help but pull a smile between your cheeks when you see his work. And see it you can! Starting in March you can find him on the 1st Sunday of each month at the San Clemente Art Fair, the second Saturday of the month you will find him at the Art Fair San Juan Capistrano and the last Sunday of the month he is at the Hollywood Farmers Market as well as a variety of shows and events in between. In the meantime, visit his Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/paulysworld Like the page and you will be informed on new works as well as exhibitions.