Monday, May 4, 2015

Lynné Bowman Cravens

Lynné Bowman Cravens was born and raised in Austin, TX. She grew up learning painting, drawing, and sculpture from her mother, Brucie Bowman, who is an accomplished artist. Cravens was first introduced to photography as an art form during a summer workshop at The Art School at Laguna Gloria. Cravens received a BA in Photocommunications from St. Edward’s University in the spring of 2009. She is currently working toward her MFA in Photography at the University of North Texas, scheduled to graduate in May of this year. She currently resides in Denton, Texas.

Artist Statement: Vessel 

The series, Vessel, focuses on the body. Through meticulous physical distortions and transdisciplinary techniques I create pieces that deal with personal experiences, identity, and our physical forms. Vessel is autobiographical in nature, however each piece in the exhibition deals with the body in some way. We are forced to experience the world and each other through our physical bodies. Our body becomes a vessel for our thoughts and experiences, housing all of our hopes, fears, and memories. While each piece in the show addresses a different experience, the overall exhibition showcases the many complexities present in a single individual.