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Bonnie Venable
Roanoke , Virginia - United States
Mixed Media & Collage - Other/Misc.

Thanks for visiting! Natural objects, in some state of nature’s rhythm of ebb and flow ~ the concept of time passing through the seasons ~ are used in my work. I am an avid collector of found and natural objects. The twigs, seeds, thorns, and natural materials are timeless images that can be “read” in many ways. Nature and creativity work together in producing my works of art.

My work has also been greatly influenced by my visits to Japan and other Asian countries. A lot of my textile work involves Japanese Shibori... various methods of stitching, clamping, binding or tying the fabric very tightly to create a resist and then dyeing the fabric. When it is dry the thread is released and the beautiful pattern emerges. This is a very time consuming process but very rewarding.

Please see more of my work at (you do not need a Facebook Account to go here) --- or

My e-mail is sewandpaint@hotma...
phone: 1-540-400-7420
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Ode to Max - Framed Art Quilt (Japanese Shibori - Mokume method) This piece was inspired by Max Ernst’s “Forest and Sun”, a 1931 color lithograph. I was intrigued to see if I could achieve a similar effect using the Japanese shibori method called Mokumé “wood-grain - 30" H x 18 1/2" W x 1" D - $$650.00

Bonnie Venable
2006-08-03 13:33:59
You do very interesting work, Bonnie. - Barb Bowman
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