|"Down the Rabbit Hole", 2015 found blue print sketches, vellum cut out, found metal spring, used guitar wire, glow in the dark map pin on archival light weight museum board, 10" x 7" x 6" (25.4 cm x 17.78 cm x 15.24)|
"Down The Rabbit Hole", 2015 marks me return back to paper and interest in 3 dimensional elements in my work and expanding more into the environment weather through installation or more formal sculpture. Exciting time as ideas are coming like a sumani in season danger, beauty, possibility oh my!! Dorothy is out for a walk about in the woods again. A friend of mine Patti Kelly gave me some of her sketches she'd done over the years on carbon paper. She draws over it millions of times and her lines have always had a connection to mine so she gave me some scraps. I used them as our lines began to converse they grew into a more structural form, they rose like smoke upward, architecture was coming into play, the "collumn" became foundation as spirals of various materials wound and sprang around and upward shifting weight as it grew almost like jack and the bean stalk I climbed with it and into it.
The new series of work continues in this vein now also including paper and drafting film wall reliefs. My writing comes as I work tho it does stand on it's own. Perhaps a small chap book of all the note and code poems will be my next book? I've been thinking about it for a few months. Something small, 5" x 7", simply titled.Stay tuned that's in the works for this coming year and will be a small limited edition run. Email me if your interested in reserving a copy. email@example.com
New series of wall reliefs bring in new textures as well as color. Green has made it's appearance !!!
The writing also shifts it's weight for these..
There is a new direction in these works as I go back in some ways in materiality, I move forward as if walking with old friends having a chat. The excitement mounts as the game is afoot !
"Across the plain where the bison roamed, arrogance on steel wheels speeding by leaving tracks of blood, remember when the plane was a vast horizon of green and blue?"
|"Across The Plane I" 2015 detail (c) Dianne Bowen, acrylic medium, watercolor, pigments, gouache paint pen, oil pigment stick on cotton vellum|
|"Across The Plane II" 2015 detail (c) Dianne Bowen, acrylic medium, watercolor, pigments, gouache paint pen, oil pigment stick on cotton vellum|
"a line floats across the surface, to become, nothing, a gesture constructed to simply be, wiped away in glided movement, elegant, and deliberately, nothing"
"holding my breath counting to five, releasing air, weight and line, releasing myself into the flow, arms wide bare-chested, inhale filling sails of vellum rounding off the wall, puckering from strokes of water, a blue we have never known, appearing and disappearing with changing light, sunrise to sunset"
|"Constructed Gesture In Blue" 2015 detail, (c) Dianne Bowen acrylic medium, watercolor, pigments, gouache paint pen, oil pigment stick on cotton vellum|
|"Constructed Gesture In Blue" 2015 detail 2 (c) Dianne Bowen acrylic medium, watercolor, pigments, gouache paint pen, oil pigment stick on cotton vellum|