Featured Artist Andrew Pisula

Artist Andrew Pisula creates large scale wood sculpture, placing shapes and materials with an eye for design and form that express his passion for geometry. Visit his website to see more.

 

"Jessie Mandala" Kisipo, Acrylic Paint, Lath, Turquoise and Mixed Media, 24" x 24" by artist Andrew Pisula. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Jessie Mandala” Kisipo, Acrylic Paint, Lath, Turquoise and Mixed Media, 24″ x 24″

 

I have always been creative.

 

"Mandala XI" Reclaimed Wood Background, Redgum, Rosewood, Acrylic Paint, Burlap and Mixed Media, 50" x 42" by artist Andrew Pisula. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mandala XI” Reclaimed Wood Background, Redgum, Rosewood, Acrylic Paint, Burlap and Mixed Media, 50″ x 42″

 

For years I’ve dabbled in various mediums trying to find the right conduit to express that creativity. After discovering bone carving while living in New Zealand in 2004, I returned home with a feeling of finally having a direction in which I could channel my creativity.

 

"Marine Cloud with Sacred Geometry" Acrylic Paint and Wood on Reclaimed Wood Background, 30" x 24" by artist Andrew Pisula. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Marine Cloud with Sacred Geometry” Acrylic Paint and Wood on Reclaimed Wood Background, 30″ x 24″

 

I made a work space for myself and never looked back. Ten years later, the time seemed right to start showing my work and exposing my passion to the world. I’ve been showing ever since.

 

"Burnt Interlocking Enso" (Detail) Charred Wood, Wood Points with Gold Leaf, 36" x 29" by artist Andrew Pisula. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Burnt Interlocking Enso” (Detail) Charred Wood, Wood Points with Gold Leaf, 36″ x 29″

 

It was and is still a scary leap to go from my own little projects that few ever saw, to showing to the world something that I care so much about.

 

"Mandala XXII" Turkey Feathers, Reclaimed Lathe Upholstery, Hardware, Acrylic Paint, Wood and Gold Leaf, 33" x 25" by artist Andrew Pisula. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mandala XXII” Turkey Feathers, Reclaimed Lathe, Upholstery, Hardware, Acrylic Paint, Wood and Gold Leaf, 33″ x 25″

 

The reward, however, in sharing this with others has been incredible.

 

"Marine Enso" Acrylic Paint, Painted Reclaimed Wood, Wood Points with Gold Leaf, 24" x 24" by artist Andrew Pisula. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Marine Enso” Acrylic Paint, Painted Reclaimed Wood, Wood Points with Gold Leaf, 24″ x 24″

 

It is so exhilarating to see someone react to something that I have made, so gratifying to have conversations about how and what I do, and so unexpected to have that be so fulfilling. The creative world is one that I had always wanted to be a part of and it’s an awesome feeling to know I am actually a member.

 

"Marine Enso" (Detail) by artist Andrew Pisula. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Marine Enso” (Detail)

 

I’m someone who believes in the magic of making things with your own hands.

 

"Mandala XVIII" Kisipo, Acrylic Paint and Mixed Media on Ocean Inlet Drowned Wood Background, 18" x 21" by artist Andrew Pisula. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mandala XVIII” Kisipo, Acrylic Paint and Mixed Media on Ocean Inlet Drowned Wood Background, 18″ x 21″

 

I love the touch and feel and the nicks and bruises after I’ve worked so hard on making a vision into reality. I wake up each day thinking of how and what I get to create and obsess at length over each little change and intricacy.

 

"Mandala XVI" Lathe, Walnut, Mahogany, Kisipo, Acrylic Paint, Turquoise, Burlap and Mixed Media, 42" x 38" by artist Andrew Pisula. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mandala XVI” Lathe, Walnut, Mahogany, Kisipo, Acrylic Paint, Turquoise, Burlap and Mixed Media, 42″ x 38″

 

In my creative life, I’ve constantly grown and expanded the materials and techniques I want to work with. By changing tools and techniques it feels like a whole new world of possibilities opens up and I get to play in a new space.

 

"Mandala XX" Kisipo, Mahogany, Acrylic Paint, Linen and Mixed Media on Teak Background, 24" x 16" by artist Andrew Pisula. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mandala XX” Kisipo, Mahogany, Acrylic Paint, Linen and Mixed Media on Teak Background, 24″ x 16″

 

At this point, my passion and eye are drawn to large scale wooden sculpture wall art. My primary focus centers on the beauty and elegance of geometry and repetition.

 

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