west  palm beach artist, artist west palm beach

Caron Bowman, SoFlo Superflat Artist Copyright 2010

Textiles

I love embroidery but it can easily be construed as decorative and therefore dismissed by contemporary art audiences. In my mind, the work of embroidery and decoration of textiles is associated with women . This is, historically speaking, an undervalued activity. So by taking this formerly undervalued work, and raising it to an art form, I am expressing a connection between pop art and textiles. For that reason it is necessary for me to put extra focus on the conceptual framework behind my art My work initially starts from visual research, looking primarily at photographs of appropriate subjects which I manipulate into my own language. I then work through the color scheme for each piece. Generally, each piece contains about 150 hand stitches per square inch.
 
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