Paul's fish are made with a solid wooden body, and adorned with metal plating, bottle-cap scales or textured with layers of paint and various experimental materials. … See More >>>
Mixed Media from the Piedmont
Paul Sumner is a mixed-media craftsman hailing from Greensboro, North Carolina. Since 1983 Paul has produced hand-crafted wood and metal sculpture from his home studio. His work has been featured in galleries throughout the country, and shows and exhibitions including the American Craft Exposition in Chicago, ACC Baltimore and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.
Paul's birds are colored with layers of paint and wax, and textured through a process that involves rounds of adding color and sanding back … See More >>>
Each of Paul's bugs feature a wooden body with metal legs and plating. He creates an almost organic effect through extensive use of recycled materials, … See More >>>
An avid antique tin collector, Paul has used a variety of animal forms as a way to expand his palette to include antique and recycled materials, which are outstanding for their color and texture. Paul's use of metal plating creates striking effects from a distance; these pieces often reveal familiar slogans and logos upon closer inspection.