Mary Ann Bowman

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Each of these sculpted characters has their own way of thinking and expressing. If you’re inclined to be a storyteller, you may be able to discern what the conversation is about at any particular moment. This happens frequently when people visit my studio. Each character emerges from my idea that I want to make something and comes forth gradually through my desire to explore what stiffened fabric can do once it has something to drape itself on. Faces and hair are key elements over which I have minimal control. That is, by the way, why I know they are creating themselves and I am only following instructions.