Bonni Opt-hof
Comic Cats, 2016
12 in x 17.5 in

Bonni Opt-hof
Dreams Beyond the Harbor, 2018
8 in x 10 in

Bonni Opt-hof’s Artist Statement

My tapestries are inspired mostly by my sailing experiences, nature, and whimsy. Comic Cats was done while I was living in Fort Lauderdale and I used it to practice on different interlock techniques. Beyond the Harbor was done while living in Bahrain. It was a contemplation of some of the dreams and nightmares I had when crossing the ocean in a 35-foot sailboat. Rainbow Rain was done while I was in Denmark. I was learning to blend colors and since it was winter, I wanted to work on something colorful. This is the piece that was in ATA’s Biennial 11.

Bonni Opt-hof
Rainbow Rain, 2015
11 in x 15.5 in

Bonni Opt-hof’s Biography

Weaving tapestry for me is a practice of meditative creativity. Composing my cartoon, finding or creating the colors, trying new techniques, and taking out, and trying again is all food for my spirit. I am fairly new to tapestry making, just 6 years. I am a student of Rebecca Mezoff’s online classes, after learning to weave on a 4 shaft loom, from my mother-in-law. I did have a piece accepted at the ATA Biennial 11.