Ariel Bowman is creating Sculpture
10

patrons

$54
per month
About my work:
I am creating ceramic sculptures that bridge the gap between art and science. I use clay to reconstruct prehistoric animals and place them in settings of human history. The unexpected combination of extinct creatures with human objects ignites the imagination and a childlike sense of wonder about the animal. Feelings of wonder lead to discovery and exploration of new ideas. Both art and science have the ability to inspire wonder, changing our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. 

As a studio artist I am always working to expand my research and produce new sculptures for exhibitions. Patreon members will be part of this creative journey seeing each new idea as it forms through my research blog. Access to technical videos that explain different aspects of my process will provide members with a behind the scenes look at how I make my sculptures.



I believe that the reconstruction of prehistoric animals through art is an amazing way for people to connect to these species that goes beyond fossils. My most recent series and MFA thesis exhibition at the University of Florida Wondrous Creatures embodies this goal. A full graduate fellowship allowed me to devote all of my time and energy to the research and creation of these pieces. As a result, I was able to achieve the complexity and detail that made these elaborate works successful. 

The series spent the summer of 2018 on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History, where they were received by a fascinated audience of both art and science enthusiasts. This location provided a connection to my audience outside of an art gallery. Through member support, I hope to bring exhibits like Wondrous Creatures to other museums across the country.





Tiers
Dodo
$2 or more per month

Dodos are fascinated fowl that flock together!


· See how sculptures are created from beginning to end! Exclusive access to behind the scenes content and my creative process blog on Patreon. This includes sneak peaks of new series and exhibits, installation shots, planning and inspirations for new work.


· Technical videos that give an in depth look at the various techniques I use in the studio


· Early access to my website shop sales and new products, and exclusive discounts


· Exclusive products available only to members





Ground Sloth
$10 or more per month

 Grounds Sloths have a big impact!


· Exclusive access to behind the scenes content and my creative process blog on Patreon. This includes sneak peaks of new series and exhibits, installation shots, planning and inspirations for new work


· Technical videos that give an in depth look at the various ceramic sculpture techniques I use in the studio


·  Early access to my website shop sales and new products, and exclusive discounts 


· Exclusive products available only to members


· On sign up you get a special thank you card in the mail


· One year subscribers get a one time reward of a coffee table book featuring one of my series of sculptures available only to members and collectors

  

Sabertooth Cat
$50 or more per month

 Sabertooth Cats are fierce supporters!


· Exclusive access to behind the scenes content and my creative process blog on Patreon. This includes sneak peaks of new series and exhibits, installation shots, planning and inspirations for new work


·  Technical videos that give an in depth look at the various ceramic sculpture techniques I use in the studio 


·  Early access to my website shop sales and new products, and exclusive discounts 


· Exclusive products available only to members


· On sign up you get a special thank you card in the mail


· 3 month subscribers get a one time reward of a coffee table book featuring one of my series of sculptures available only to members and collectors


· 6 month subscribers get a one time reward of a Cave Cup


· 1 year subscribers get a one time reward of an exclusive gold luster prehistoric wall trophy 




Mammoth
$100 or more per month only 25 left

Mammoths are the ultimate Tier!


· Exclusive access to behind the scenes content and my creative process blog on Patreon. This includes sneak peaks of new series and exhibits, installation shots, planning and inspirations for new work


·  Technical videos that give an in depth look at the various ceramic sculpture techniques I use in the studio 


·  Early access to my website shop sales and new products, and exclusive discounts 


· Exclusive products available only to members

  

· On sign up you get a special thank you card and an exclusive gold luster prehistoric wall trophy


· 3 month subscribers get an exclusive Mammoth Cave Cup, and coffee table book featuring one of my series of sculptures available only to members and collectors


 · 6 month subscribers get a one-time reward of a small maquette or study,  these are usually animal heads, feet, or gesture studies


· 12 month subscribers get a one-time reward of a unique prehistoric animal sculpture (12''-18’’)




Goals
$54 of $150 per month
This would be an amazing start, covering the basic needs of running my studio such as water and electricity. This goal would also go towards maintaining my website, publicity costs, and application fees.
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About my work:
I am creating ceramic sculptures that bridge the gap between art and science. I use clay to reconstruct prehistoric animals and place them in settings of human history. The unexpected combination of extinct creatures with human objects ignites the imagination and a childlike sense of wonder about the animal. Feelings of wonder lead to discovery and exploration of new ideas. Both art and science have the ability to inspire wonder, changing our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. 

As a studio artist I am always working to expand my research and produce new sculptures for exhibitions. Patreon members will be part of this creative journey seeing each new idea as it forms through my research blog. Access to technical videos that explain different aspects of my process will provide members with a behind the scenes look at how I make my sculptures.



I believe that the reconstruction of prehistoric animals through art is an amazing way for people to connect to these species that goes beyond fossils. My most recent series and MFA thesis exhibition at the University of Florida Wondrous Creatures embodies this goal. A full graduate fellowship allowed me to devote all of my time and energy to the research and creation of these pieces. As a result, I was able to achieve the complexity and detail that made these elaborate works successful. 

The series spent the summer of 2018 on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History, where they were received by a fascinated audience of both art and science enthusiasts. This location provided a connection to my audience outside of an art gallery. Through member support, I hope to bring exhibits like Wondrous Creatures to other museums across the country.





Recent posts by Ariel Bowman

Tiers
Dodo
$2 or more per month

Dodos are fascinated fowl that flock together!


· See how sculptures are created from beginning to end! Exclusive access to behind the scenes content and my creative process blog on Patreon. This includes sneak peaks of new series and exhibits, installation shots, planning and inspirations for new work.


· Technical videos that give an in depth look at the various techniques I use in the studio


· Early access to my website shop sales and new products, and exclusive discounts


· Exclusive products available only to members





Ground Sloth
$10 or more per month

 Grounds Sloths have a big impact!


· Exclusive access to behind the scenes content and my creative process blog on Patreon. This includes sneak peaks of new series and exhibits, installation shots, planning and inspirations for new work


· Technical videos that give an in depth look at the various ceramic sculpture techniques I use in the studio


·  Early access to my website shop sales and new products, and exclusive discounts 


· Exclusive products available only to members


· On sign up you get a special thank you card in the mail


· One year subscribers get a one time reward of a coffee table book featuring one of my series of sculptures available only to members and collectors

  

Sabertooth Cat
$50 or more per month

 Sabertooth Cats are fierce supporters!


· Exclusive access to behind the scenes content and my creative process blog on Patreon. This includes sneak peaks of new series and exhibits, installation shots, planning and inspirations for new work


·  Technical videos that give an in depth look at the various ceramic sculpture techniques I use in the studio 


·  Early access to my website shop sales and new products, and exclusive discounts 


· Exclusive products available only to members


· On sign up you get a special thank you card in the mail


· 3 month subscribers get a one time reward of a coffee table book featuring one of my series of sculptures available only to members and collectors


· 6 month subscribers get a one time reward of a Cave Cup


· 1 year subscribers get a one time reward of an exclusive gold luster prehistoric wall trophy 




Mammoth
$100 or more per month only 25 left

Mammoths are the ultimate Tier!


· Exclusive access to behind the scenes content and my creative process blog on Patreon. This includes sneak peaks of new series and exhibits, installation shots, planning and inspirations for new work


·  Technical videos that give an in depth look at the various ceramic sculpture techniques I use in the studio 


·  Early access to my website shop sales and new products, and exclusive discounts 


· Exclusive products available only to members

  

· On sign up you get a special thank you card and an exclusive gold luster prehistoric wall trophy


· 3 month subscribers get an exclusive Mammoth Cave Cup, and coffee table book featuring one of my series of sculptures available only to members and collectors


 · 6 month subscribers get a one-time reward of a small maquette or study,  these are usually animal heads, feet, or gesture studies


· 12 month subscribers get a one-time reward of a unique prehistoric animal sculpture (12''-18’’)