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Patrick Bowman

Creative interpretation and abstraction are vital in my designs. Themes such as ambiguity or metamorphosis influence my work, which is why I am drawn to the dreamscapes created by Maurits C. Escher and Gustav Klimt. These concepts are reflected in my work through placid figures and amalgamations to emote uncertainty or transfiguration. It is most rewarding to me when my subtle imagery is interpreted by viewers and produces an emotional response. Spectral amalgamations are commonly found in my work that exist within a fanciful realm. I incorporate this imagery since Illustration allows for more than simply recreating what is seen. If I am to create something it will be exaggerated, otherwise I am simply a copy machine.

UNC Charlotte – BFA