Instructor: Paul Bowen
July 23 - 27
Monday - Friday
1 - 4pm
For well over a hundred years, artists have been using found, non-art materials as an alternative form of expression. In this tradition our class will build low reliefs and sculptures using whatever materials you bring or select from those provided. We will emphasize a non technical approach to making objects with materials that are usually recycled or discarded. Whether it is with ubiquitous plastic cups, wood off-cuts or a collection of old buttons, sentimental or cutting edge, we will adapt and combine our chosen materials into evocative and exciting structures. No prior experience is needed.
Paul Bowen received a fellowship from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown 1977 and continued to live on Cape Cod for thirty years. A passionate beachcomber and scavenger of all kinds of wood, his work can be found in many museum collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; and The Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, Hanover NH. Now a resident of Vermont he has been the recipient of awards from the Welsh Arts Council, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation and The Artists Resource Trust.