Natasha Bowdoin

Natasha Bowdoin‘s cut paper works totally hit my sweet spot.

Natasha Bowdoin. Alice. Graphite on cut paper, 2009. Dimensions variable.

Natasha Bowdoin. Alice. Graphite on cut paper, 2009.

A 2007 graduate of the MFA program at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Bowdoin creates effusive, dynamic drawings and assemblages employing cut paper as a medium.  Her elegant, organic forms are simultaneously fastidious and free-flowing.  Natasha’s wall installation Alice, in particular, puts me at a loss for words.

Natasha Bowdoin. Alice (detail). Graphite on cut paper, 2009

Natasha Bowdoin. Alice (detail).

It seems to have the same effect on the artist herself.  There’s a huge selection of images on her website, but not much talk.  (I’m sort of in love with the fact that her artist statement is apparently “COMING SOON.”)

When words do make an appearance, they function as pattern:

Natasha Bowdoin. Tulgey Wood. Graphite and gouache on cut paper. Dimensions variable.

Natasha Bowdoin. Tulgey Wood. Graphite and gouache on cut paper.

Natasha Bowdoin. Tulgey Wood (detail). Graphite and gouache on cut paper. Dimensions variable.

Natasha Bowdoin. Tulgey Wood (detail).

(As it turns out, sometimes that’s all you need.)

~ by emilypothast on July 22, 2009.

3 Responses to “Natasha Bowdoin”

  1. Holy shit. That’s the stuff, right there. What can you say to work like that? There are entire worlds in those pieces. Good find, thanks for sharing!

  2. rock me amadeus

  3. Apparently we all have the same sweet spot…

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