Mark Bowman

Mark Bowman – Artist statement – Jan 2024

Often when I am exploring or developing an idea, the direction of travel can change
unexpectedly, leading me along a completely different route. This is particularly true
for abstract work.

I’m fascinated by the effects of erosion for example and have completed pieces on
the subject in both stone and plywood. A fellow sculptor (a medical research scientist
in a previous life) commented that my erosion pieces reminded her of trabecular
(bone structure), which is obviously an example of growth. Her comment led me to
investigate a whole new world of forms which have since crept into my thinking.
I like the idea of combining organic growth in different forms which to me, feel like a
natural extension of one another. Vertebrae growing leaf or fungi forms for example
or twisted ivy trunks growing human limbs.

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