Red Faces by George-Ann Bowers

George-Ann Bowers

Berkeley, CALIFORNIA - United States


I'm a native Californian, and maintain a small studio in Berkeley California, where I've been working in textiles, mainly weaving, since the early 1980's. I exhibit my work regularly in venues throughout the United States as well as international exhibitions, most recently in England, Toronto, Canada, and China. I find inspiration for my artwork during frequent adventures in the outdoors, and have completed artist residencies at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, Acadia National Park in Maine, Denali National Park in Alaska, and the Grand Canyon.
Recently retired from a long-term part time day job, I now have more time for travel and working in the studio, though there still never seem to be enough hours in any given day. I also sing, and perform regularly with a small chorus in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacred and Profane Chamber Chorus.

Artist statement

My work celebrates the infinite intricacies of the natural world. I am thrilled and inspired by the patterns and structure of trees, lichens, rock formations and a myriad of natural phenomena. Color, contrast and texture are important elements in my work, as is dimensionality, whether implied through visual illusion or in actual form. I weave layers of yarn to “paint” images in fiber using a combination of modified traditional weaving techniques, and frequently paint on the yarns themselves during the weaving process to achieve varied color effects.

Local shows

Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA - through March 15, 2015. www.galleryrouteone.org
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