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Michelle Bowden
I am a Suffolk based artist whose art practice is process led with a BA[HONS]Fine Art.

I find inspiration in an extraordinary number of different places, which is reflected by the many different mediums used. Working in varying media allows the opportunity to communicate ideas in different styles and not be tied to one way of visual expression. Playing with materials and research – visual or investigating facts – is an integral part of how I work. My studio has become an ever-evolving note book covered in visual and written notes relating to what I am making, these later go into folders so I can refer to them in future projects.

Here are links to my other online sites:

Website: www.michellebowdenartist.moonfruit.com

Deviantart: http://tigerlily-gamgee.deviantart.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichelleBowdenArtist/?ref=page_internal
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Strength in Movement
First painting of one the dancers, the strength of those dancers was amazing.
Inspired by Watch Dance Class
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Self Portrait: Fluidity.
The Idea of fluid identity, self, and personality, are popular discussions at the moment. I recently visited the walker art gallery in Liverpool where I saw the coming out exhibition. Part of this exhibition was an installation that ranged many different artistic disciplines and included a curtain...
Inspired by Self
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Bridging the Gap
Three scenes depicting One Drink Company's social goals - inspired by the photos on their website - drawn onto the bottles of the new range of botanically infused water, with a sentence used on the One Drink Company's website.
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One Drink Series
Text image inspired by information available on the ones drink website, done in a child like manner in acknowledgement of the children still living in abject poverty.
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One Drink Series iiii
A still from the last stop motion video created from shadow play and hand written text digitally enhanced, inspired by the information available on the One drink company website along with colors influenced by the taste and smell of drinks.
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One Drinks Series iii
A stop motion created from shadow play and hand written text digitally enhanced, inspired by the information available on the One drink company website along with colors influenced by the taste and smell of drinks.
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One Drinks series ii
A stop motion created from shadow play and hand written text digitally enhanced, depicting brainstorming text inspired from the information available on the One Drinks company website, along with colors inspired by the taste and smell of drinks.
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One Drinks Series i
A stop motion created from shadow play and hand written text digitally enhanced, depicting a sentence on the One drink company website along with colors inspired by the taste and smell of drinks.
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Tropical Expression III
Using colorful material and a long shutter speed in daylight I have created photographs intended to depict the colorful energy that the tropics and the hula dancers create.
Inspired by Tropical
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Tropical Expression II
Using colorful material and a long shutter speed in daylight I have created photographs intended to depict the colorful energy that the tropics and the hula dancers create.
Inspired by Tropical
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Tropical Expression I
Using colorful material and a long shutter speed in daylight I have created photographs intended to depict the colorful energy that the tropics and the hula dancers create.
Inspired by Tropical
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Reflection
Walking provides equilibrium for my mind and allows me a moment to reflect and decompress during busy times, this video’s base images document such a walk, where my inner self can be seen meditating in my favourite surroundings, at peace. It also reflects some texts I have read regarding...
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Panic
Moments of panic induced by circumstance, coping mechanisms are put into place but the moments of decision can sometimes still be clouded, removal from the situation is all that now matters. This video represents a part of journey to recovery as much as the symptoms themselves, the acceptance of...
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Recaptured Moments
Moments of recaptured positivity that have been lost to you for so long. These moments that help you realize just how far you have traveled and in the same moment realize just how far you have to go.
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Regaining Self
The Journey to Recovery inspired this piece as it reflected a path I am familiar with. Walking along natural paths to savior moments of reflection and allowed anxiety levels to decrease in a calming solitude that is physically active.
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Alt News: Continuation
The game continues.....within my world the conversation around the media had changed people had stopped taking the headlines as fact...and then one fateful afternoon you sat down and you still believed. The conversations will continue.... Wait they want to do what to our internet? A new game is...
Inspired by Creativegrad
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Begin
To talk...the first step is always the hardest.
Inspired by Let's Talk
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Pride 2017
London Pride Parade Work created in response to the overwhelming number of people who turned up and celebrated our rights to be human. Though the talk surrounding Pride has become slightly cynical by some people this event for me is a true embodiment of hope. This years parade was full of...
Inspired by People Watching
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The Last Piece
Created in response to the quote spoken on the Pop My Mind 2nd Birthday get together. This is a photo of the last piece of the birthday cake generously gifted by Carlos.
Inspired by Temptation
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Transformative
Using Photographs from two separate walks in Shotley both of which were in company of friends.
Inspired by Think Travel
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Finding Ones Self
Created digitally by layering an image of a drawing over a piece of wood found on a walk to Holywells. Escaping the everyday routine allows you to rediscover your passions, identity, your true self.
Inspired by Think Travel
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Metaphysical
'Metaphysical' - concerned with abstract thought or subjects, as existence, causality, or truth. concerned with first principles and ultimate grounds, as being, time, or substance, also meaning highly abstract, subtle, or abstruse. Inspired by Think Travel to re-explore my favorite walks, today I...
Inspired by Think Travel
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Travel
I kept 'Travel Photography' in mind when creating this. A constructed image from a series of photos taken the first time I visited Walberswick. I was surprised by a friend that morning for a last minute excursion, and overjoyed by the landscape when we got there. Unplanned journeys are a joy and...
Inspired by Think Travel
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Inspirit
Created from one photograph of the canopy of a group of trees in Shotley. Traveling is a state of mind, though I haven't the means to travel in the traditional sense my exploration through the act of walking transports me through different states of mind. Reconnecting with nature, escaping...
Inspired by Think Travel
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To Walk
This is a constructed landscape made from photos of objects found on a walk through Shotley. Beyond physical exercise walking provides an opportunity to explore the countryside, time for reflection and an escape from the everyday routine.
Inspired by Think Travel
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Three Moments
Three moments of calm and contemplation captured with a photo of the sky and horizon line digitally combined to represent the tranquility experienced.
Inspired by Tranquil
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Silk and Horses
A representation of Qin Shi Huang - China's first emperor who unified China - and a horse sewn onto silk, all three elements represented in this work were catalysts that spurred the silk roads evolution.
Inspired by Silk Road
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Home Sweet Home
When I saw this piece of wood abandon in Waberswick, I thought of this seeded theme. Recaptured by nature this wood is again home to little critters and slowly being covered by long grass.
Inspired by Wood
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Martlesham Heath 100th...
Hawker Typhoon Drawing Layered over a map of Martlesham Heath before residential development.
Inspired by Heroes
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Martlesham Heath 100th...
Hawker Typhoon Drawing Layered over two maps of Martlesham Heath, one current and one from before residential development.
Inspired by Heroes
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Martlesham Heath...
Hawker Typhoon drawn and layered over two maps of Martlesham Heath Airfield, one current and one before residential development
Inspired by Heroes
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Hawker Typhoon - Bue and...
Hawker Typhoon captured digitally.
Inspired by Heroes
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Hawker Typhoon - Blue
Hawker Typhoon digitally created.
Inspired by Heroes
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Martlesham Heath...
Hawker Typhoon drawing digitally altered with a free to use aerial image of Martlesham Heath Airfield before residential development.
Inspired by Heroes
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Hawker Typhoon
Drawing of Hawker Typhoon
Inspired by Heroes
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Cruel World
A digital response to the imagery conjured by the lyrics and music.
Inspired by Cruel World
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drEamSCAPE
A photography series created with a long exposure and small aperture setting using a torch. I read myself to sleep most nights with the reading material affecting my dreams, this series depicts this end of day routine.
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Spring Grass
Created using a flatbed scanner and paper. Fun bold colors with simple shapes made in under three minutes celebrating the first signs of spring.
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Abstract 3 minute...
A series of abstract landscapes, the idea for this came from a printing error. It turned into a fun experimental 'play' session.
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Collaboration: Drifting...
6 x 4 second exposure photographs created at yesterdays collaboration session, between Karis Lambert, Carlos Fernandes and myself. The long exposure and slight movement by models created dreamlike images. Quickly manipulated (all images together took under 45seconds) then dropped into movie maker...
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Collab: Frames within...
One of the 3 second exposure shots from a fun collaboration session with Karis lambert and Carlos Fernandes. The collaboration session at the Pop my mind offices created a sense of play similar to the times when as children we could just play and games ran imaginatively fluid, responding to what...
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Choking on Consumption
Two of my fears are represented here. First choking, the nightmares have been cruel. Secondly if we are just products of what we consume, is my mind choking to death?
Inspired by Fear
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ALT News
ALT News This is a photography series not a video just wanted to pop once not five times. The images featured in the Europe collection inspired this series of photographs by visually reminding me of skewing a perception of reality through distortion of light down a lens. The images that are...
Inspired by #EuropeEdition
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A Whales Tale...
Image of a Whale tail made from plastic bags inspired by this online article https://neptune911.com/2012/02/10/new-weapons-of-sperm-whale-slaughter-plastics-plastic-bags-carcinogens/ and the global plastic waste crisis.
Inspired by Pop a Product
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Intensity (ii)
Continuation of working on the stare of these dancers.
Inspired by Material Men Redux
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Wood and Fire
Done by drawing directly with roller onto paper, in under ten minutes. playing around with a composition before I commit to creating a collage or painting.
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Intensity (i)
Drawn from part of the performance that seemed physically intense coupled with an intense stare.
Inspired by Material Men Redux
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Distilled Intensity
Digital work created from video, using a quote from video as title and three stills of one of the performers to create this. The stares of the dancers were as powerful as their movements.
Inspired by Material Men Redux
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Sliced Website
Interactive background created out of slie images of Artists work, that expand once clicked on to reveal full art works, plus opens up optional pages to 'project' galleries.
Inspired by Vivid
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Image based website
A flexible website that allows a user to change every page the way they want. The use of stock images as background completely optional as they could use own work, each new page would ideally transition in so full image can be enjoyed before links/info.
Inspired by Vivid
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The Pop
I discoverd, I created, I Shared, the essence of the Pop!
Inspired by What is Popping?
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Tangible Dance
Created along with others, to be displayed in a black bow frame, very small.
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To Dance
Inspired by the inclusive community that this dance and interviews depicts. 'who told you that you can't dance!' Dancing is freeing and should be free of others judgement, and barriers.
Inspired by Double Bill
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Le caractère de...
'Found object's character' - title translation This is a found piece of 'art'. When I spotted this I immediately saw this as a 'drawing', though it has not been drawn by a person it is merely marks left over by a removed object.
Inspired by Found Objects
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The Dance we Feel
Digital painting derived from my charcoal drawing. This represents a solo performance at the end of the full version of performance, the final emotive step from boy to man.
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The Dance of Instinct
Digital painting derived from my charcoal sketch of dancer from full version of performance.
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Lost in Dance
Digital painting created from my charcoal drawing of dancer from full version of performance.
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Moments too Dance
Creating these was meant to be just a composition working out stage of my process, but the individual works became 'final' pieces in them selves. These digital works were created from my drawings from the full version of the performance. Drawing dancers is something I particularly love doing.
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Evolution of Dance
Charcoal Drawing of a single dancer part way through full version of performance, to understand the title watch the complete performance. This part of the dance saw the dancers going along in a line doing various movements most of which characterized (loosely) animal/primitive movements.
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Solo Dancer
Charcoal Drawing of a dancer performing right at end of full version of performance. Concentrating again in representing form in the tactile medium of charcoal.
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Dancer in Motion
Charcoal drawing of a dancer from a still of the full version of the performance. Continuing to focus on the form of dancer in motion, developing these sketches beyond the charcoal medium soon.
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Dancer in the Moment
Charcoal Drawing of a still moment from the full video version of performance. Concentrating firstly on capturing the dancers form this is one of many pieces I have and am still creating in response to this video. The process of drawing with charcoal is very tactile and immediate, the presence of...
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The Image of Conversation
PMM creates dialogue between artists, this is a image created from a messenger conversation between myself and Ant Wooding (an artist on here). The conversation started with an idea for a 'pop' and involved in to a talk about copyrights, artistic right of expression and ended with swapping tips on...
Inspired by Pop My Mind is...
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Alone
Loneliness - the stillness created by the absence of company allows for reflective thinking, creative development and a feeling of contentment, but its a balancing act too much of it and isolation can destroy all that is positive about that stillness and leave a desolate space devoid of...
Inspired by Loneliness
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Raging
Inspired by that expression that draws you in and leaves you feeling that there is something sinister bubbling underneath the skin, mine is the beginning of what is bubbling underneath the skin. Created from my own stock images that I have been collecting for years, that include old works photos...
Inspired by Rage
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Music
To put my responses to this thread in context the night of the birthday celebrations was directly after a night shift for me, so I turned up a little 'off this planet'. Sleep deprived I experienced a wonderfully inspiring evening where I meet new friends put 'faces' to names/artworks, but thing...
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Just an Idea
To put my responses to this thread in context the night of the birthday celebrations was directly after a night shift for me, so I turned up a little 'off this planet'. Sleep deprived I experienced a wonderfully inspiring evening where I meet new friends put 'faces' to names/artworks, but thing...
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DataFlowed
Digital Manipulation of acrylic painting also done in this thread, representing the continuous flow of data. The originals description - "The ever moving flow of digital data creating continuous movement is what I strive to represent in this acrylic painting." - still applies, but...
Inspired by Data Goldmine
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DataFlow
The ever moving flow of digital data creating continuous movement is what I strive to represent in this acrylic painting. 100cmx75cm
Inspired by Data Goldmine
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Infinite
Pop My Mind is......possibility. The evolution of an idea can be infinite in possibilities. Pop my mind also has offered the chance to be inspired directly by something that wasn't on your usual path. I particularly enjoy be inspired by sound something I haven't really done since college this new...
Inspired by Pop My Mind is...
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The Unfamiliar and The...
"Your comfort zone is not a place that you want to remain in. Dare, discover, be all that you can be." - Catherine Pulsifer This digital piece of work has been created from images from two experiences in my life that have totally removed me from my comfort zone. These experiences created...
Inspired by Into the forest...
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Identity in Progress
In progress, unfinished project. Actually creating this for a different Pop My Mind theme. 'Art is never finished, only abandoned' - Leonardo da Vinci. My example is a literal one: in its complete essence all Art is unfinished as it only makes a up a step in an ongoing journey an Artist can not...
Inspired by Unfinished
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Dazed
Digital work comprised of news article images representing protests staged in the UK. Today the calls for change come so often that sometimes important issues get missed and sometimes ignored because of the overwhelming din.
Inspired by Revolution
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Contemplation
Digital print created by removing elements from a traditional media painting. Removing visual information from a realized painting to create a new potential for the original work. Inspired by the description of 'Inarticulate' by Sam Spicer because the beginning potential of a planned piece of...
Inspired by Inarticulate
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Corrupted Beauty
Created by removing visual elements from a digital photograph of one of the most beautiful trees I get to see every time I go to my day job. Frederic Belaubre's work inspired this work through his use of simplified form and color leaving only what is minimally necessary. Taking away some of the...
Inspired by Tree giving birth
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Shinrin-Yoku
Three Abstract photo graphs (no digital editing apart from crop). Shinrin-Yoku , "taking in the forest atmosphere or 'forest bathing'" Walking among trees is good for our health, research has shown common aliments like high blood pressure , high stress levels, lack of energy are...
Inspired by Healing
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Movement
A spontaneous mono print done to revisit a technique I haven't used since university, I use these quick types of work to keep up momentum in my studio when I need breaks from other projects.
Inspired by 1 Hour Challenge
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Field of Sound
Made in response to Nicky Havey's 'Skyway Meadows'. The audio did bring about a sense of continuous motion, an unattainable feat of capturing everything and preserving it forever in memory, ultimately those memories slip away.
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