Bonnie Shelor Artist Statement
Disenchanted with realism and interested in the space between image and word, I’ve explored abstraction and non-objective art. Pushing boundaries of volume, form and line by the use of mixed media and a synthetic surface has led to an unrestricted and spontaneous approach. Exploring the juncture in this space between the invisibles of reflection, intuition and philosophy with the interplay of this forgiving synthetic surface and multiple media has birthed my personal form of expression. My years of study at VCU, The Corcoran School of Art in DC, my work in the studio, my gallery exhibitions, my study of art history as well as my experience in art conservation have enriched and enabled me to confidently play, push and experiment with immediacy. The use of graphite, acrylic ink, ink, leaf, metallic powder, oil crayon all lead to a dynamic visual union of reading the image and the seeing of the word.