The goal of the artist is not to resolve life’s mysteries, but to deepen them.

Jerry Uelsmann

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.

Virginia Woolf

Every photo is the first frame of a movie.

Wim Wenders

A good question has many answers.

John Paul Caponigro

Bonath shows the ability to combine a pair of presumed opposites - his relentlessly varied yet somehow consistent art.

Michael Paglia, Westword

I would say to any artist: ‘Don’t be repressed in your work, dare to experiment, consider any urge, if in a new direction all the better.

Edward Weston

Colorado artist John bonath has been entranced by nature since he was child when he carried his butterfly net with him wherever he went.

Catalist Magazine

My images contain their own reality and do not need to conform or be governed by the laws of the everyday universe we live in.

- John Bonath

Creativity is....seeing something that doesn’t exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God.

Michele Shea

My camera and computer are a stage for the performance of ideas.

- John Bonath

It is through the creative process of manifesting these dreams as image that I understand better who I am.

- John Bonath

You cannot depend on your eyes, when your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain

At its best, Art does not simply please the eye but activates the brain to ponder, wonder, emote, relate and somehow causes an experience to take place.

John Bonath

Bonath’s complex narratives, provocative as they are, ultimately defy comprehension. As was so often the case in classic Mannerist art, enigma is the one, true subject in such visionary work.

Jan E. Adlmann

Nothing in my work is coincidental. It is a grounded, guided experience between what we know, what we don’t know and the closure we strive to acquire between.

- John Bonath

Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.

Duane Michals

The assumption that photographic images represent something “true” is unique to photography and can be used to many ends.

- John Bonath

Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.

Albert Camus

My images are examples of possibility within the realm of the impossible.

- John Bonath

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allen Poe

I use aesthetics of classical beauty to seduce the viewer into places where they may not otherwise go.

John Bonath

I am a magic realist. I seek to imbue everyday objects with an ‘otherly’, magic presence---to consider things that dwell more in the mirror of imagination.

John Bonath