Paul Bobrowitz has several approaches to creating art. Sometimes clearly-defined themes or ideas come to him in a dream or through a commission. Then there’s the random results of noodling around that produce surprising concepts and assemblages and whimsical sculptures. Relationships are also an ongoing theme in Paul’s work: how everything we do effects our environment,and our interactions with and on those around us. Certain material—including found objects such as an unusually shaped piece of farm machinery, car parts or manufacturing discards—call out to Paul in a loud voice, insisting they come to life as a sculpture.
Cutting metal shapes and bending them to form, welding, grinding, polishing, drilling, fastening and painting the metal are all processes Paul employs. Rocks and glass elements have also been included in his work since early in his career. Kinetic energy and flowing water are prevalent in his work. Recently Paul has begun using life-sized concrete and stone slabs that he fastens together, which he then enhances with metal appendages.
Paul’s sculptures show a smattering of the eclectic style and materials he typically uses. “Resin-Abled Wildlife” an unusual sculpture comprised of plastics,metal,bone and wire,expresses several of the ongoing environmental messages of his work.