Synapse Tapestries

ARTIST STATEMENT

As an artist, I do not simply try to please the eye but to activate the imagination to ponder, wonder, emote, relate and somehow cause a personal interpretation to take place.  Synapse Tapestry is a psychological study in red.  The rose-madder root used to dye this hand-spun yarn from Iran is a very blood-like color from antiquity that is used in rug-making.  The identification of the yarn is but a place to grab onto and jump off from.  The various images in this body of work evoke gestalt associations with many things.  My imagination takes me to a place inside the body, or underwater, where synapse-like energy is transmitted through the organism.  It is a visual journey into my own subconscious psyche touching on the nature of physical mortality; a place that others are invited to journey into and have their own interpretations. 

Purchase Handspun Yarn Screenprint

A limited run of signed and numbered screen prints on archival paper are available for purchase. Prints are $400 plus $15 shipping and packing.

Purchase Handspun Yarn Screenprint

John’s Blog

The Synapse Tapestry Triptych was chosen for the SHARED VISIONS award.  Read about the SHARED VISIONS project and listen to the SHARED VISIONS III performance from April 2019, a collaborative arts project between The Ars Nova Singers, Paul Fowler (composer), Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer (Poet) and John Bonath (visual artist).

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