Bloodroot has a rich history in Herbology. Native American cultures used the bloodroot to induce vomiting, used its tea to halt fevers and inflammation, and to treat burns. However, it can become toxic if used in large quantities. This precarious plant can be the remedy and source of pain. In Sharon Bowers' print, Bloodroot, the heart is depicted as the source of life. We see Bowar using imagery and word-play to talk about the pain and pleasure that come from life.
This print is a trapezoid, a rectangle with only two equal sides, and its irregular shape is a way to imply upward growth, which is supported by the arrow that runs through the center of the print.
Sharon Bowar earned an MFA, MA, and a BFA from The University of New Mexico and a BA from Shepherd University. Sharon has widely exhibited her award-winning works of art and received several international fellowships, artist residencies, and grant...Read More ⟶