Heritage Park Flower Mound, Texas Nature Trail
Various animals who inhabit this Crosstimbers region were selected for the Towns premier town park. Sweety Bowman,(Yarmouth Studio), provided the cast bronze Coyote, Bobcat, and Armadillo you may see, when on the Heritage Trail, in the Town of Flower Mound, Texas, Heritage Park (2016).The park entry is located at 600 Spinks Road, Flower Mound, TX 75028.Turn into the park when you see the beautiful water garden. Bowman also designed and created the entry mosaics for the Community Built Playground in Heritage park. Children high school students, and adults alike, also volunteered to participate in the making of the park painting animals and they helped set the glass tesserae in the twin gate signs for Fort WildFlower. Visit the FM PARKS Page:
Best of Show Texas Sculpture Association Award Buildings on My Mind 2021
Best of Show Texas Sculpture Association Award Buildings on My Mind, 2021
Detail above: A Conscious, androgynous portrait, with positive countenance, rising from clay, reveals historical, architectural details relevant to City and its changes was
inspired by growing up in Dallas and Ft. Worth. The sculpture began in 2001 completed in 2022. It is Cast silicon bronze after original in modeled clay.
The sculpture is 8 feet tall, and approximately 48"X 40 inches on base, requires an optional pedestal or stone at least 24" high, placed
outdoors in open space for best advantage or large high ceiling entryway with about 15 ft.-minimum on all sides. It weighs about 800+lbs. and will require a lift at off-load of transport to site. It will take 2 or more strong men to place depending on equipment. All care for patina on surface should be taken while handling, include gloves and furniture pads. The Sculpture will get hot in the sun, in summer, so it is best in shade in the afternoon or a logia. The hot patina has durable color that will oxidize over time and the piece should be waxed once or twice a year.
Meet Me By the Frogs! By Mary Dunklin, Denton Record Chronicle
Jan 1, 2020 Updated Apr 23, 2021
Bowman is building community, one piece of art at a time.
Denton County artist Karmien, aka Sweety Bowman knows the importance of public art displays. She has fond memories of enjoying picnics under outdoor sculptures when she was younger. Today, she hopes others create their own great memories when they visit her sculptures in Denton and Flower Mound parks.
Cities are starting to recognize what art contributes to a space, says Bowman, an associate professor of art ceramics at Tarrant County College. It gives a sense of place, and it can be where people gather.
In fact, she remembers people saying they were going to meet by the frogs before she had even finished installing her bronze sculpture, Leap Frogs on a Wavy Beach in Denton's North Lakes Park.North Lakes Recreation Center and playground
Address: 2001 W Windsor Dr, Denton, TX 76207 In addition to being a community landmark, the installation also was a source of pride to the Texas Woman's University graduate who credits City of Denton with always supporting local artists and public enrichment.
Photo courtesy of Karmien Bowman
Her work is on the nature trail in Flower Mound's heritage park, which includes three commissioned animals -- a coyote, an armadillo and a bobcat. The life-size and life-like creatures were cast in bronze because of the its durability.
Bowman also helped the community create mosaic murals at the playground in the park. Letting everyone participate in the art is another way to build community,she says. They have respect for their park and care for it because they helped create it.
Surprise and intrigue
The artist, who started as a painter and jewelry maker before moving into sculpture, is drawn to natural materials and always tries to make her public art kid-friendly so little ones can explore. She also wants others to appreciate the details in her artwork.
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Bowman is in the Cross Timbers Artists' Guild.
Photo courtesy of Karmien Bowman
I like the element of surprise and intrigue, she says. I like people to be more interested when they see it.�
Bowman and her sculptor daughter, Ariel, and furniture-craftsman husband, Alton, live in Flower Mound. Find out more about Bowman’s art at KarmienBowman.com.
TOAD FROG Grand Prize Winner 2018 Texas Discovery Gardens,Juried Art Show
Buildings on My Mind takes Grand Prize at the TSA Grapevine Texas TSA Member Show 2021
Toad Frog takes the Grand Prize Award at Texas Discovery Gardens, Juried Art Show
See him waiting for eternally for a snack at the Butterfly Gardens there when you visit the Gardens in the park at the 2018 State Fair of Texas
Texas Bluebonnet Brewoff 2022 Award Steins
Yarmouth Studio Commemoratives, again produced the Texas Bluebonnet Brew Off Award Steins in 2022
2022 was the twelfth year the awards have been commissioned from Yarmouth Studio for the 36th annual conference style Brew Off of the largest home brew association the world. Every year the Public is invited to participate in commercial brewery and craft brewery tasting. Craft brews at the annual event compete for best brew in the title categories for the beer stein awards. For information on largest Home Brewing Association in the World, see the Texas Bluebonnet Brew Off:
The 2021, 36th annual broadcast of the awards:
Leap Frogs on a Wavy Beach
The City of Denton, North Lakes Park: New bronze sculpture, Leap Frogs on a Wavy Beach will be the place to meet in the park! Take pictures with your kids in the early morning light
This cast bronze sculpture is near; East of Winsor and Bonnie Brae North of University of North Texas, in Denton Texas, in public view near the children's playground west of the North Lake, in Twin Lakes Park.
The Ishmael Soto Book
This is the culmination of several years work about Ishmael Soto, leader in his field, master potter in Texas, who influenced ceramic production styles and popularity of studio pottery and passed away in the winter of 2016.
I am working on a book about his influence and his work.
If you would like your thoughts to be considered for inclusion, or you have images please e mail: karmien@Gmail.com
Please affix your name email, phone # and address, so that I may contact you. Add your permission to possibly include your comments and images in my book to your documents .
Subject: ISHMAEL SOTO BIO