Allison Bowman is a practicing multidisciplinary artist and advocate who creates experiences for everyday people using paintings, collage, and wearable media. After graduating with a BFA in Fine Art from Kansas State University in 2017 she moved to the Kansas City area to pursue her art career. Her artwork explores the line between the creative and subconscious mind. Bowman studies human connections to nature and how it relates to mental health and wellbeing. Bowman recently completed a public mural in Ogden, Kansas for the Ogden Elementary School musical garden project. She is passionate about making art accessible for everyone, everywhere.
As an artist, I am constantly exploring the relationship between the conscious and subconscious mind through my mixed media collages. My pieces often contain images of birds, butterflies, and plants, which serve as powerful symbols for the connection between the two. Birds and butterflies represent the conscious mind, with their ability to soar and navigate the world with intention and clarity. Plants, on the other hand, represent the subconscious mind, with their deep roots and hidden growth that occurs beneath the surface.
Through my work, I aim to bring these two elements together in a harmonious way, creating a visual representation of the connection between our thoughts and our deeper, more instinctual selves. By using a variety of materials and techniques, I seek to convey the complexity and depth of this connection, inviting viewers to explore their own inner worlds and the ways in which they are connected to the world around them. Ultimately, my hope is that my art serves as a reminder of the beauty and power that lies within each of us, and the potential for growth and transformation that is always present, whether we are aware of it or not.