"Our innate capacity for empathy is the source of the most precious of all human qualities" Dalai Lama
Large-format, charcoal & conte on scrap paper by Patz Fowle
My students and I collaborated on this mixed media portrait of Frederick Douglass. Look closely for quotes and Legos.
Mother T's Smile
The ink in my pen took a long, meandering journey to find this beautiful smile. Check closely and discover Mother Teresa's quote.
Yoda Cat or Yo Da Cat
Yoda + Cat = Cool! I painted this using up-cycled, shipping sponge material and acrylics. I combined three things I love, Yoda, my cat and my younger brother Tim!
Pearl Fryar's Fantastic Fro-pairy Garden
My friend Pearl Fryar, and his topiary garden is Fabulous! I created this portrait with oil paint and palette knives and received an award from SC Artist Mary Whyte for this painting.
This piece began its epic journey in 1994 as part of an International traveling exhibition and was purchased by the American Ceramic Society. Patz Fowle's "Rhino Ride" is now part of the permanent collection at the American Museum of Ceramic Art!
Ms. Dixie Cup
This FUNKtional, glazed porcelain sculpture is a working tea cup! Her beehive hairdo is open at the top, her body is an open vessel and her arm is the handle of the cup.
Patz Fowle created a cool, contemporary canine by turning a pair of women’s thigh-high, faux leather, boots into the form of a dog. Then she imbued the funky-fresh creature with plenty of character, style and attitude! This sculpture was on tour through the SC State Museum's Traveling Exhibition Program in 2017!
Plastic Planet Redux
Plastic Planet Redux by artists Mike and Patz Fowle is an interactive, encapsulated peek into contemporary childhood. However, the fairytale becomes fractured as your eyes dig deeper through multiple layers of post-consumer plastics and their place (or not) in our world. Over 5 ft. tall this sculpture was exhibited at ArtFields in 2014
I created this mixed media sculpture thinking of Andy Warhol. I created my own CampBULL's condemned soup label and mounted my handbuilt stoneware sculpture inside the can. We were in New York the same time that Andy Warhol was and seeing his work around the city opened my eyes to new ways of looking at art and new ways of creating art. Art as we knew it had changed and it will always be in constant change.
This mixed media installation by Patz & Mike Fowle turns post-consumer plastics into a swirling school of fabulous, funky fish. As you walk around and through "Consume" you become part of the art. Through this work the Fowle's hope to encourage the use of non-traditional materials to create art and to also bring attention to the plight of our oceans and fish due to discarded plastics.
After all..."You are what THEY eat"
Consume was Artfields 3-D People's Choice Award Winner in 2015!
Mike and Patz Fowle's metal sculpture Armor-Dillo won the First Place Award at the 2012 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition at the Florence Museum of Art, Science & History in Florence, SC.
Patz' Picasso Pot
Mike made a basic coil-built vase and handed it over to Patz who then, hand-sculpted the face of this Pot. Art doesn't have to be "perfect" to be perfectly awesome! This ceramic sculpture was on tour throughout South Carolina in the SC State Museum's 2013-2014 Traveling Exhibition Program.
Obeast / GMO is a mixed media sculpture with encaustic by Patz Fowle & Mike Fowle. The sculpture presents a twisted view on the controversies surrounding fast-food industries, growth hormones and genetically modified organisms.
These ants are REALLY screwed up! The army of ants were created with old screws, wire and resin by Patz. Mike made the pedestal they are emerging from. Under the gallery lighting the shadows make the 100 ants look as though they are in motion.