Process and Narrative: Art by D'Andrea Bowie
D’Andrea Bowie taught herself to paint before completing her BFA in sculpture and installation. Her current practice is a varied mixture of the two disciplines, where the artist explores process and narrative through constructed forms.
I really enjoy D’Andrea’s recent installation moving Islands are restless. The work’s title seems integral to its interpretation. In the installation, sculptural forms call to mind plant life and other, stranger biological forms. Constructing these forms from a wide range of materials including rope, found wood, wire, ceramic and bronze, the artist combines the man-made with the natural in a way that evokes sculptures by Angela Britzman and installations by Tania Willard.
In her Experiments, D’Andrea moves her artwork into the realm of the temporal, conceptual, and site-specific performance. The works here appear less polished than her installations in a portfolio format, more because they are designed to be fleeting and ephemeral in nature.