ARTIST STATEMENT:
I depict common, everyday objects, such as food and letters, often items associated with domestic life, nostalgia, or obsession. I want my work to allow viewers to reflect on our relationship towards those seemingly insignificant objects and to illustrate how the everyday influences behavior. Everyday objects are recreated & printed by hand in order to provoke connection to overlooked consumables.

I use paper and ink, in the form of printmaking, to create a large portion of or as a catalyst for my work. Sometimes the work is contained and hangs on a wall. Other times the work requires more active participation.

I am intrigued by how people use or interact with objects, as well as how we relate to one another. Are we connected or in complete disconnect or connected in disconnect?

BIOGRAPHY:
Bonnie Kaye Whitfield is an printmaker, conceptual artist, & designer who currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.  She is a lead teaching artist for the Mural Arts Program, and is a Delphi teaching artist resident for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Her studio is located at the Olivet Church Studios in Fairmount.  From 2010-13, she ran a small home textile design studio, Kaye Rachelle Designs. She holds BFA in Art Education from The University of Georgia and an MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute.