The Covid 19 Lock Down was a time of worry and concern for artists everywhere. Many faced the cancellation of their upcoming shows and an uncertain future....
With so much on her mind Bonnie found it hard to settle to her normal practice, she needed some thing new and fresh to take her mind off troubling things.... something fun and interactive..
Apart from the internet there was only one way to interact with friends and family.... we could still send things through the post!
This is how the *Social Distancing Pets* Postal Collage Project began.
Each of the Social Distancing Pet artworks started life as a small collage creation on a postal envelope, each envelope featured a person cut from one of the sewing Patterns Bonnie had used in the creation of her *Pattern Pets* artwork interacting with a * Social Distancing Pattern Pet. Bonnie would photograph her work and digitally edit the image before having the finished works printed for exhibition.
This series was first exhibited in 2020 at The Wine Station in Blenheim and was sold out by the end of that year. In 2021 a new group of works in this series was exhibited at The Marlborough Gallery, most of these works are now sold. If you are interested in learning about what works remain available please don't hesitate to contact Bonnie.