“The process,” Rowe notes, “is in finding the right medium that suites the message and then pushing that material to what I feel is its most expressive form.” Her applied methods, conjured over years of research and thinking, sets her free in the studio with a fully evolved arsenal in an abundance of materials. Most recently, the artist has focused on lightweight concrete and one-off bronze castings. The sculptor believes abstraction to be a mindset, “where what needs to be said now lies is in the space between,” opening a channel of questioning while quieting the mind.
With sculptures spanning the codex of clay, wood, concrete papercrete and metal, Rowe creates organically and intuitively. Her meditations lead her hands to read the form during the making process, constructing a unique model through almost subconscious anticipation.