Nat Bowen is a British born artist and a fashion design graduate of the London College of Fashion. The daughter of design technology teachers, Bowen acquired design processes and skills from a young age and learned how to paint and sew from her maternal grandmother. Bowen combined her love of fashion, art and computer aided design (CAD) during her graduate year showcasing a collection of garments using manipulated digital prints of artwork on fabric.
Bowen uses her CAD skills to create digital templates of her designs built up of curved layers which are laser engraved onto opaque white acrylic sheets. Layers of transparent pigmented epoxy resin are poured onto the plastic canvas and manoeuvred with a brush using the curved engraved lines as a guide. The end result creates glossy pools of colourful resin that possess a texture so enticing it is almost palpable, invoking an urge to lick the wet-look surface! The imperfect finish causes the fluid abstract shapes to appear in motion as the rippling light is reflected off the lustrous resin. We loved helping to create these works of art good enough to lick!