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Bonny Lhotka

Digital Atelier
Colorado, USA
Blind Faith
26" x 26"

Artist Statement: Know as an experimental mixed media artist I combine digital tools with traditional media to create my art. Blending these tools has required innovation and creation of new processes. I use materials like mirrors, sand, dirt, glass, Plexiglas, metal, paint and digital imaging to illustrate add visual richness to my art.

I've use images of discarded objects to weave a fantasy, sometimes incorporating puppets, dolls and mannequins, and other such treasures into a fertile garden where the complex assemblage of meaning is visible to the unconscious. I combine fragments of objects, dreams and reality to illuminate the connection between life and death, technology and the human spirit.

These images may trigger generational memories without conscious thought. The archeology of the mind displays moments frozen in universal time. Some images are animate through the use of lenticular imaging. They gain depth and power much as time itself may reach terrible or wondrous slowness for a moment before continuing its eternal march onward.

A unifier of these individual components, the lenticular lens enables the creation of this moment of timeless reality. It bars the viewer from entering the artificial world represented, yet enables them to understand the dimensionality of the creative intent. The artistic vision, brought to order from chaos, unifies time and space in a visual dimension only possible with lenticular imaging.

Blind Faith combines the image of the doll printed on both sides of Plexiglas with UV. A mirror is place behind the image, which caused the viewer to become part of the composition and story. Visually rich with metallic of bronze and gold contradicts the silenced soul. Two side curtains parting set the scene.

Baby Doll is imaged on a surface like cracked ceramic. This custom surface is coated with inkAIDô enable imaging on a flat bed printer. This image addresses the rolls children are expected to adopt as they mature. At times ominous, it raises questions of lost innocence.
Baby Doll
24" x 32"