Bea Bonanno’s work is an exploration of the human psyche through the interaction of texture, color, and shape. Patterns emerge from the synthesis of the invisible self given visual form. Motifs repeat, transforming with each iteration, like a memory being remembered. Thought-forms made solid colliding and interacting with one another over a background of feeling tuned by color.
Bea is a fiber artist living in Lawrence, Kansas. She has a BFA in Textile Design from The University of Kansas and produces her work in her home studio. Each of Bea’s pieces are woven using multi-harness looms that allow her to create entricate patterns imbedded into the fabric. Her material selections are based largely on color and texture to create relationships between forms that intrigue and challenge expectations of traditional tapestry weaving techniques.