Swell and Disperse is a series of drawings mounted on wood. The series acts as one piece, creating an overall reading as a whole, with the space between the separate panels contributing to the overall effect of the image’s reading.
Tonia Bonnell, born and raised in Illinois, currently lives in Denver. She received her BFA from Illinois State University in 2001, and earned her MFA from University of Alberta in Canada in 2005.
Tonia creates prints and drawings using a repetitive mark-making system to develop her images. Drawing visual and conceptual inspiration from subjects such as weather and particle physics, she investigates the effects of small, simple, individual parts massing together to form a complex whole.