"…I, and my viewer, must be able to relate to my work…the viewer may or may not absorb the particular feeling involved; but he must feel that there is a powerful emotion working…when I am into a new work and begin crying I know it is real and I continue…life work must be feeling…" - Paul Braslow
American Artist and Sculptor: Educated in California, with an Arts degree from U.C.L.A., Braslow successfully established himself in the medium of figurative bronze sculpture. In the late 1970's, Braslow went to Israel to execute the Entebbe Rescue Memorial at Ben-Gurion Airport and sculptures for Yad Vashem Memorial Holocaust Museum and Haifa Museum of Modern Art.
The planned six months in Israel stretched into four intense years. Braslow's sculptures show life as he would like it to be- graceful, elegant, and hopeful. They inevitably recall the work of Brancusi in their startling grace, and the work of Giacometti in their intensity. After the first impressions, one reads the sculptures for their strength of balance, and only then the sense of emotion becomes apparent and remains the lasting impression.
Each sculpture is cast in bronze from a wax mold and then sealed with an enamel finish. Some are left with their natural bronze coloring while others are coated with vibrant, rich colors. In his series "Gaea", Braslow depicts the various stages of a woman's life by capturing the gesture and form of an adolescent girl to a mature lady. In other pieces, he captures the elegance and seduction of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
Braslow sculpture is in the permanent collections of numerous museums and public, private, and corporate collections throughout the world.