Artist Statement
June 17, 2021 

My practice explores how to live beautifully alongside representational media in every day life. When you read that, you may likely think of social media apps, entertainment/news platforms, and the internet at large. However, I am also referring to the less obvious, interior media: things like inner-monologs, identities, daydreaming, and memories... I think that there is a desperate need to find healthy ways to navigate these spaces without losing other vital parts of ourselves. I make visual and auditory artworks that engage with these topics with the hope of presenting life-affirming approaches for both understanding representational media’s impacts and reintegrating presence, embodiment, and connectedness back into our everyday consciousness.

-Christian Bowden