"Unseen Lines" text detail (c) Dianne Bowen
Drawing is like taking a line out for a dance, sometimes it's a heavy metal slam dance, sometimes it's as structured as a waltz, and sometimes it's a virgina reel and I'm just switching hands and partners, pencil, paint, paper, film...

An artist's journey making sense of the world through art, language and conversation.

Friday, June 5, 2015

June 5, 2015

East  Village Interactive Mural enjoys a 2nd  spring in the First Street Green Cultural Space park on Houston Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue. Bushes blossom white petel flowers with lush green leaves bursting color announcing spring, spring, spring ! The weather has been unpredictable to say the least as temps sore up and down the thermometer as restless a lover wanting attention.

Documenting the piece through all the seasons as well as day and night has been incredibly cool. Night shadows, children calling for their mothers caught on video, day light creeps and crawls along the wall a nature draws redefining, tagging the mural with shadow. An unexpected collaboration with nature. Metal hard drives attached with wires reflect as a mirror the piece, the surrounding environment natural and man-made swing in paces moved by wind or wandering people. the vines left swing and fall painted to reflect the colors present. It does what I 'd hoped interacts with what and who are present.

"Wild is the Air", 2014 (c) Dianne Bowen, interactive mural, East Village, NY associated poem  left side

"Wild is the Air", 2014 (c) Dianne Bowen, interactive mural, East Village, NY associated poem  right side

Thursday, June 4, 2015

June 4, 2015

5:30 am a family of hawks now resides in the high tower of the church across from window which has become quite the bird sanctuary of late. Waking at sunrise is amazing, as the sun begins it's path across the urban terrain rising slowing a warm yellow glow appears. It's magic time up here on the 6th floor. So much inspiration had come from this time of day. More work continues to flow. It's lines akin to rivers, trees, land, ariel views of mountains, rivers, roads and the like creating paths through the earths topography, seismology, cartography, brain scans, weather, storms, rain, lightening are all present in the new work. The directions brings more fragility to the recent cut out additions which are weightless as they appear like nets over the paper air currents and shifting weights an accumulation of subtraction. Suspended in mid air a high wire act. blue, silver, pearlized - transparent appear and disappear, glinting catching light, shadows moving as you change position. Transient, impermanent, flux is constant there is nothing stable.

What if ?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28th, 2015

Late night studio activities lead to small paper works. While the writting for these comes at a slower pace, the visual works flood my thoughts. Bend and fold, light touches thick paper, curl and glide pencil, paint pen to paper finding the perfect spot to stop and rest. Glinting silver comes and goes depending on light and where you stand.

In the studio, progress;
"Contiental Plates Shifting Weights", 2015 (c) Dianne Bowen working title 

Current paper sculptures #1 and #2 untitled at the moment, (c) Dianne Bowen