Meet digital artist, illustrator, and visionary Manzel Bowman. You may recognize his powerful collage style artwork gracing the pages of just about every modern mystics Instagram account. Each piece giving us a glimpse into the otherworldly landscapes that transcend time and space. Manzel gives us Afro-futurism at it’s finest and with the release of his highly anticipated first tarot deck we were lucky enough to catch up with the busy artist for a quick Q&A in which he shares with us some of his inspiration behind his work.
THW: Hi Manzel, can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself ?
MB: Hi readers, you’d probably have to meet me in person to find out about me personally. My personality is somewhat against the grain but I can fake being an upstanding citizen real well. 🙂 I like to let my artwork speak for me unless you have a specific question to ask .
THW: What’s your astrological sign (sun moon and rising)? I’ve been so intrigued to ask since i’ve seen your work, but would love to finally hear it from you. Also, what’s your favorite planet?
MB: Sun/Scorpio, Moon/Capricorn, Rising/Gemini. My Favorite Planet is Pluto(due to mythology).
THW: The imagery in your artwork is very powerful and spiritually captivating. Do you study symbolism, ancient mythology, astronomy, or mysticism?
MB: Thank you. I’d like to say I’ve studied all the above extensively when I was younger, but it was all out of personal interest. I’m all about science and numbers when it comes to my approach and outlook on life.
THW: What are some of your daily rituals that help to keep your creative energy flowing?