Designs By Bowman

Artwork and Endeavours by Shane P. Bowman.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Recycled Art

Making something out of nothing. This wood sculpture was a product of some scrap pieces of pine wood left over from cutting the outline for a couple hand planes. Once the outline is cut many people would think just to throw away the rest. I first see opportunity to try and make something unique. It is like a form of recycling. Instead of just putting this wood into the trash it can be recycled into a nice piece of art.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Good Gift Idea

- Forest view

My newest hat was a present to my dad for Father's Day. This is his new golf hat because the white mesh will keep his head cool in the sun and with the UV protective coat on the hat the paint will never fade.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yet Another

Yet another handplane. This time I made it a little longer than the first pintail and added a wing in the tail, with the channels on the bottom flushing out at the wings. Hopefully to gain more hold in the barrel. This one is for another guy from Hinano Tahiti Clothing. He saw the other two I made for some guys there and wanted to give one a try for himself. So here it is, stay tuned for some feedback on how it works.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Night Dive Acceptance!

After submitting 10 pieces to the Night Dive Juried Art Show at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and waiting 2 weeks in anticipation to hear back from them, I finally received the response I was hoping for. They accepted 4 pieces of my work to be displayed in the art show!

These art the four pieces they accepted:

-Fort Point, 16x20 water based acrylic paint on canvas
- 36x45 water based acrylic paint on sheet metal
- 5'9''x20'' water based acrylic paint on fiberglass
- 5'6''x21 1/2'' oil paint on fiberglass
The Night Dive Event at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific will be on June 25th from 7pm-10pm. Besides my art being displayed it sounds like a cool event. There is full access to the entire aquarium, live music and a cash bar. It is 18 and over and only $11.95 for admission. To buy tickets and for more info go to
Thanks for the support!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Off To Mexico

Board #8 is now in the books.
Its been a long time coming but I finally finished up this 5'9'' Single Fin. So now its off to Mainland Mex with my friend to be put to the test. A week in Mexico with nothing but empty left hand point breaks gives me hope that the board will do just fine. I can't wait for my friend to get back to here some feedback on the board. Its funny you can try to design the board by concept and think it will work well but, at least for me, I never really know til I put it in the water. As long as it makes it the whole trip without any structural malfunctions I will be satisfied.

The final dimensions were, H5'9'' x N14 3/4" x W19 7/8" x T15 1/2" x 2 1/2"

- Bottom Close Up (Acrylic paint under the gloss coat)

- Bottom
- Deck