Ken Yuhasz – Multi-Media Sculptures (Neon Art Work)
My work generally consists of two categories. The first category is based on ideas that utilize found objects, embellished with neon and argon-filled glass tubing, in an effort to suggest humorous themes that interest me and the viewer. The second group includes facsimile constructions of actual objects that use different materials than the original, and also use glass tubing to illuminate the finished piece.
My pieces that work best for me are those in which the original use of the found or facsimile object is integrated so well into the new design that the new, combined image or use of the object is recognized before the original object.
As a teenager, I worked with an 80-year young gentleman repairing household appliances, such as toasters and irons, and I appreciated the style and craftsmanship of these common things, which dated to the 1930’s. I add the colorful tubing to these everyday tools so that the viewer sees pieces of my life viewed through a slightly tweaked lens. The prosaic nature of the object may be visible, but the view now emphasizes a new, whimsical reading.