Lynn Bower, artist


Artist's statement

I believe life should be a daily celebration of the opportunities, possibilities, and potentials presented to each of us. However, too often, this basic truth is either lost or set aside, as we perpetuate what was done before, and compromise for the comfort of acceptability. In doing so, we unknowingly limit ourselves to only the fastest, and easiest, and safest of outcomes. 

The purpose of my work is to gently nudge people awake from the seductive trance of the predictable—to get them to question the routine—and to smile. To do this, I often depict everyday cultural behavior with humor, an unexpected twist, or an unusual point of view. In other pieces, I rouse the dormant sense of wonder we all experienced as children. In short, my art is designed to stir sleeping souls, and my hope is that viewers, who have been made comatose by unthinking habit, will open their eyes, and opt for more direct, authentic lives.

Lynn has been named a Distinguished Hoosier. To see her resume, click here.

For more information about Lynn's art, click here.

To see examples of Lynn's art, please click on the links below:

Computer drawings

Pencil drawings

Pen-and-ink drawings

Because Lynn's drawings are so detailed, they are difficult to depict accurately on a computer screen. So, we offer enlarged details here to give an idea of the complexity of her work.