berniniLorenzo Bernini first made an impression on me on a trip to Italy, where I was able to see his marble sculptures up close. I find the transition between a hard medium and a soft, fleshy appearance to be something I aspire to in my own work.

PaulDayPaul Day’s use of depth in his tile pieces is amazing. The way he uses varying degrees of relief to create illusory space within a flat tile, is something I am currently aspiring to in my tile pieces.

AdrianArleoAdrian Arleo’s figurative work is intriguing to me because of the way she combines surface texture with form and concept. The visual patterns created by the surface texture often enhance and change the way the form appears.

About Ariel Bowman

I grew up in Dallas, Texas where I learned to love nature, animals, and art. I graduated with a BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2011. I am currently working towards my MFA in ceramics at the University of Florida. This blog serves as a way for my friends and family, as well as anyone interested in my work, to view not only the finished pieces, but some of the process as well. You can subscribe to this blog to keep up to date on what I am currently working on in the studio, research, new sources, and exhibitions.
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