Michèle Fandel Bonner: Time & Materials

April 1-26, 2015
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:30–7:30 pm
Artist in the Gallery: Saturday, April 218, 2015, 1:00-3:00 pm
Closing Reception: Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm

  • Michèle Fandel Bonner

    Hide III, Clothing labels and Cotton/Linen backing fabric, 54 x 53 inches, 2014.

    Hide III
  • Michèle Fandel Bonner

    Empty Nesting Baskets, Recycled T shirts, 18.5 x 18.5 x 12 inches, 2015.

    Empty Nesting Baskets

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Artist Statement:

I look for beauty and meaning in the castoffs of daily life. The work addresses issues of identity, time, waste and consumerism.

When an object captures my attention I start collecting it, and if possible, involve the local community to help me amass enough examples. The process is intuitive and often lets the materials speak for themselves in their raw form requiring no further interpretation. At other times the objects act as a link to a backstory, a feeling or an event. The final meaning may not be revealed until deep into the making process and can come in a sudden moment of realization.

Many of the pieces are made in stages over a period of months and even years. Some of the work is ongoing with no completion in sight.

Michèle Fandel Bonner is a sculptor and fiber artist. Her works has been shown in North Carolina, England and New England. She teaches workshops in fiber techniques. She is a member of the Surface Design Associates, Marblehead Arts Association and Cambridge Arts Association. Michèle has been a board member of the Marblehead Arts Council and juror for the Marblehead Festival of Arts. She holds a BA in Art Therapy from the University of Massachusetts. Michèle lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.