MELROSE OPEN STUDIO TOUR 2020Artist Gallery for the 4th annual Melrose Open Studio Tour
Sally Bowman Gordon
Homemade Paper Collage and Acrylics
Follow Your Art Community Studios
647 Main Street, Studio 1
Sally Bowman Gordon, SBG Designs, creates her own paper and sculpts it into an image or two to create a scene. David Leonelli, a former gallery owner in Ogunquit, called it “paperscapes.” She has recently taken that 3-D quality to canvases by sewing an image and “stuffing it!” Then, she paints these canvases with acrylics. Sally’s father, Dean Bowman, was a sculptor and art professor where she grew up in Minnesota. She has a M.Ed. from Lesley College in Creative Arts & Learning, and a B.A. from Concordia College in Communications and Art.
After painting acrylics, I began looking at doing something different. I tried paper making. I mushed up some scraps I had and ended up making an apple. So the process began. I still experimented and discovered I could create a whole scene of a story. Nature and biblical stories are my treasured inspirations, but there are others, too!