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Welcome to my website
where you may see my paintings and learn about the batik / rozome process. We are all in a new place as 2020 unfolds. Some of us relish the opportunity to spend more time in the studio, while many others are struggling. Wishing everyone peace and good health in the coming months. 

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 over 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)

Memory 1

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updates Steps to create
a Chinese Dragon in rozome

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

Short video on Rozome

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

Rozome Master Classes

First published May 1, 2005 | Last updated May 28, 2020
Gosh, I can't believe it has been 15 years!

Bunny Bowen