Artist: Bowlin Sadie | Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
Middle (Grades 6-8)
I believe that I have a busy and chaotic imagination sounding off in my head most of the time. My art is a place where I can contain that and translate a vivid version of it onto paper. I like to focus on subject matter such as diversity and the female image in my work as I believe that they are important issues today. Using techniques such as black and white and symbolism are ways that I like to represent diversity in my art. Symbolism for me is a way to distill complex ideas into simple, representative imagery.
My work is loosely inspired by the works of Frida Kahlo and Carmen Miranda. In creating my artwork, I find that using different techniques and styles from other artistsÕ work is important in finding a connection to influential artists, works of the past and making it relevant to the future. One of the biggest aspirations I have as an artist is to build as many connections as I can to other artists, and to embark on a journey of learning and discovery through the history and into the future of art.