I have always been an artist and maker of many things. I enjoyed a long career as an art educator, teaching at all levels, but now I have the luxury of being a full time artist. My work is firmly grounded in my background in textiles with an emphasis on sculptural basketry, but ranges from fiber based sculptures in natural and found materials to eco-printed fabrics and jewelry. While nature is my greatest collaborator, providing me with materials and inspiration, my love of reclaimed materials and the pure joy of "process" are all integral to my work and who I am as an artist. I love creating installations around the bases of my sculptures and totems with my collection of natural and found materials to delight my viewers and encourage them to look more closely at the wonders literally under their feet... This is my first time entering Artprize and I'm thrilled to be showing my work at Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown. BONNIE ZIMMER 71225
Bonnie's ArtPrize Entries
These are Bonnie's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.