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Bunny Bowen
Above: Sketching in Ubud as Kiranada looks on.


Welcome to my website
where you may see my paintings, learn about the batik / rozome process, and perhaps join me for classes in silk painting, batik, or rozome.   

Artist's Statement

I started as a painter and art historian.
In 1980 I discovered batik, after working as a textile research associate at the Museum of International Folk Art for ten years. Batik combined my love for textiles with my training as a painter.

Water is a recurring theme for me; living in the desert Southwest
I'm aware of every drop that falls, flows or evaporates anywhere nearby.

For forty years I've enjoyed watching the wildlife and wildflowers in the high desert by my studio. A severe drought is driving our ecosystem here now, yet it is interesting to see the balance that develops even in dry times when humans make wise choices.

I believe we should live lightly on this earth in absolute awe of its magnificence.

I hope this comes through in my work. (more)

Web of Creation 1

click on the image to see my new work


Handpainted silk scarves

Scarves are available at Arte de Placitas Gallery

Layer on Layer
A section containing my thoughts on various subjects, mostly studio related.

My response to the Forest Fires in the Southwest.

“Five artists continue vision of original Placitas Holiday Sale,” by Oli Robbins

Guest artist on Holy Waters blog by Diana Rico

Summer 2010 issue of FiberArts magazine featured my work.

Short video on Rozome

Nets: Placitas Artists Series Show April 2010

Bowen featured at the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta, May 2009

See articles on my work in Stepping Out

Report on the 2007 Kuala Lumpur International Batik Convention

Soy wax article in Surface Design Journal, Fall 2007

Expo NM Fine Arts Gallery, First place, Mixed Media & Batik

Rozome Master Classes

Soy wax: an alternative resist to paraffin
Rozome with soy wax (images)

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First published May 1, 2005 | Last updated October 2, 2014