Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Sam Bowker

Artist’s statement

Sam Bowker

Research Overview

Dr Sam Bowker is an art historian, so he usually discusses and curates other people's artwork rather than making his own. As a result, his creative practice is driven by the metaphor of translation. He creates annual literary song cycles through a journal-like process of music curation, in addition to developing sketchbooks, poetry, short stories, and 'gingertecture'. He is currently working on a story quilt inspired by Gujarati embroidery, Egyptian khayamiya applique and the work of African American quiltmaker Harriet Powers.