Dave Bowers Studio
A Sculptural journey
Wall sculptures take the medium to a different level. It engages the viewer from a distance, entices them to investigate further. From afar the lines flow like the currents of a stream. Investigate closer to see grain patterns interact within design. Occasionally wall sculptures add extra challenges when the wood and overall grain does not work with the initial design. While this happens with other works, wall sculptures typically start with less thickness, limiting changes once started.
The original Wall Sculptures were initiated by the purchase of two beautiful pieces of Ipe Burl. The wood is extremely dense, has fantastic grain patterns, and contains some small cracks. It was so beautiful Dave couldn't pass on it. The real challenge came from the thickness of each piece, cut just over 3/4 inch.
After looking it over and thinking about what to do, Dave took one of the pieces over to Harry Pollitt's studio. Together they mapped out what would become "Imagine". It was the beginning of something good.
While four wall sculptures are complete, it's a series that lends itself to absorbing and incorporating elements from Dave's other styles. There are many ideas filling his sketch book, yet to be explored.