the careful study of ethnographic reports, original museum
specimens and archaeological remains, Earthen Exposure strives
for the most technically accurate representations possible.
Whether a generalized art piece inspired by ancient designs,
an ethnographical interpretation, or measured copy of an original,
every piece is fully functional and made with the same materials
and construction sequences used prehistorically. With the
utmost appreciation for the natural world, each project is
approached as a work of art in honor of those who stood before
Serving the museum community,
academic institutions, and discriminating collectors.
Commissions. Presentations. Workshops.
have known Rusty Bowman for many years. While I was Director
of the Herrett Center for Arts and Science, he made numerous
trips there to use our reference library, examine exhibit
specimens, and look at items stored in the Herrett collection
of Anthropology. I always enjoyed his visits, and took more
knowledge away from him than I contributed. As I transitioned
to my present position of Professor of Anthropology, Rusty
was instrumental in teaching me some new skills. I have used
many of these new skills in offering lab classes for my anthropology
students. So, his influence extends well beyond his replicas.
One key lesson I learned from him is the importance of being
as authentic as possible in the reconstruction of ancient
technologies. This, of course, requires a keen sense of observation,
knowledge of indigenous raw materials, and patience to learn
how to manipulate those things. Rusty excels in all of those
C. Woods, Professor of Anthropology, College of Southern Idaho