Reward Yourself with Free Gasoline 2001

Paul Bowden
Gestures 1: October 27 – December 8, 2001
mixed media

Male and female spiders coexisting on a precarious web.


Sculptor Paul Bowden’s reflections on the spider (male and female), coexisting on the precarious web, takes on a wider significance. Ominously suspended over a narrow corridor, the web and its occupants suggest unease and dis-ease, an ecological imbalance; perhaps, even, a world gone wrong.

About the Artist

Paul Bowden studied fine arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. Bowden worked in Rome on his own and as a sculpture apprentice. He returned to Pittsburgh, PA in 1991. He lives and works in Polish Hill.