In the artist's own words;
"These pieces from a series titled ‘Lines of Inquiry’ are an exploration to the innate quality of a material in its ability to be stretched to the finest of threads. These fine threads then gathered, tacked, rolled and folded to create a complex pattern of entwined lacework or filigree.”
Bowles was recently awarded the Premiers’ Award for Excellence in Contemporary Craft and has been a finalist in all the major Australian glass prizes including the Tom Malone Prize, Ranamok Glass Prize, Juta Cuny Franz Award and the City of Hobart Art Prize for glass. He has served on numerous boards and peer review panels including the Dept of Cultural affairs, (WA), Ausglass, Arts Tasmania and has been a member of the Australia Council Visual Arts Board.
His international engagement with contemporary studio glass has seen him exhibit and lecture at numerous institutions throughout the world including the Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada, The China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China and BGC Glass Studio, Bangkok, Thailand, as well as in the US, Korea and Australia.