Michelle Bowers began her artistic pursuits at an early age studying sketching, drawing, painting, and writing in a multitude of venues from academic courses to artist’s cooperatives. In recent years, Michelle has transitioned from a casual painter and artist to a career artist. She uses fiber as her media, transforming the raw fiber by hand dying and using a variety of felting and surface design techniques in her creative process. Her style is expressive and impressionistic and centers on vivid colors and textures to create striking visual movement.
My artwork is an inner reflection of the outer natural world, full of color, texture and experience. Felting is my key to sharing this inner landscape with the world. The process of transforming fiber into cloth strikes me as magical and fills me with a sense of accomplishment and integrity. It has proven a most amenable vehicle for translating inner vision to outer reality. Though I work quite deliberately, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques, my unconscious is the undisputed project manager. The organic nature of this work frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for happy accident and grace to influence the finished product.
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