As ideas have developed over the years, Bower’s practice has increasingly focused on the incidental, ordinary and seemingly insignificant. It has explored a series of personal and professional associations with people, places and journeying: all absorbed through the process of quiet observation. Recent works also represent a desire for clarity and the search for a language through which to express a comprehension of a world which is both material and non-material. The notion of silence and waiting, of incidental marking and matter, of space and substance are critical areas of current research.