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Gallery 100: John Schwarz Found Object Assemblages

You can still catch Artist John Schwarz in our Gallery 100 through April 29. His assembled pieces have delighted residents at Silver Maples and their guests!

John states, “The art of assembling found metal objects together to form sculptures are a careful blend of art and mechanics. It is sometimes tricky to construct sculptures using gathered parts that may not otherwise be found ‘hooked’ to each other. It takes a careful eye to choose the right parts and is very similar to choosing paint from a pallet and applying color and texture to a canvas in just the right place and right amount. There are biological mechanics happening all around us with animals in nature. When you take a look at the way a bird flies you start to wonder… did God sit down and draw this up before he got together the parts?”