Paolo d’Atlan’s illustrations for books like the Jungle Book, portray animals with vivid color and pattern in their surroundings. Quick line work gives them a sense of movement and liveliness.

Margaret O’ Rourke uses porcelain and light as her main mediums. This gives her work in porcelain a delicate and ephemeral quality. The light is a way to emphasize the capabilities of the porcelain.

This is another art form that I have recently took an interest in. This is an image of a diorama from the Philadelphia natural science museum. These dioramas were very powerful to look at, and while the viewer is separated by glass, the scene extends on into the distance.

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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