Barbara Bowen : mixed media art

I am drawn to vast skies, open landscapes, and intricate forms found in nature. Visual and physical textures fascinate me and I experiment with how they interplay with edges, depth, and color. I build my artworks through a process of layering acrylic medium, paints, papers and materials that I make in my studio. Like nature forms landscapes with weather and erosion, I sand, excavate, add elements, subtract them, responding intuitively to the image as it unfolds. Over time a gem may appear. The challenge of making abstract-scapes continually encourages me to explore how my visual vocabulary can reflect the alchemy found in earth, sky, fire, water. Each piece has a life of its own and leads me on a path of inquiry and discovery.