Safety Bay artist to make totem effort over Easter long weekend


Artist Ashley Bowley.
Artist Ashley Bowley.

ARTIST Ashley Bowley will take part in creating a 3m totem over the Easter long weekend.

Bowley is a supplier of the mixed medium art Powertex, based in Safety Bay.

Powertex – a versatile medium that can be used to create innovative contemporary artworks – is a non-toxic, environmentally friendly, water based textile hardener suitable for use with any porous material such as paper, fabric, concrete, stone, glass, wood and leather.

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Bowley runs workshops for people of all ages who want to express their creativity and add life to their projects.

Much of her work is an intuitive response to her surroundings.

“I need to ‘be’ and ‘feel’ connected with my work, so often it has a sense of personal meaning that is based on my story or journey,” she said.

“Through my work I hope to communicate a sense of peace, beauty and rest that can be found in meditation or nature, when we allow ourselves to slow down and contemplate the beauty of the world in which we live.”

Bowley and other Powertex artists will come together to design a totem, that will be on display at Perth Craft and Quilt Fair at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The fair is from May 24 to 28.