Welfe Bowyer takes a look back through his own process cycles and begins to analyse and deconstruct them through the lens of influences such as Adhocism and the Mono-Ha movement, with a focus on sustainability and how a practice like his might look to reassess their impact on the environment.
Finding value in discarded materials and found objects, Bowyer challenges traditional methods, utilising previously applied materials from his process cycle - such as silicon moulds, wax and metal offcuts - and combines them with found materials from his surrounding environment - such as rope, plastic and driftwood. By recognising the value in each material and each stage of the process and re-interpreting these stages with no beginning or end, new works begin to form new material relationships in a spontaneous manner. Works that are no longer stationary but alive, allowing rise to various moments and iterations within each piece, the photograph purely acting to document a certain time, material configuration or concept.
Bronze, Enamel, Wood, Chromatic Alginate, Steel
137 x 113 x 188[mm] 1031g
Plastic, Steel, Wax
100 x 160 x 45[mm] 144g
Found Object, Silicon, Aluminium, Chrome, Brass, Wax