Water Bubbles #1 2020

My “Water Bubbles” land art was created from watching children play in little puddles of water that are left when tidal waters retreat back into the Pacific Ocean. The children play so innocently in the little puddles; splashing and digging sand castles in the warm puddles of water.

Under The Life Guard Station 2020

Children playing under the life guard station is a favorite location for them. It is out of the sun and the metal framing creates almost a room for them to play in their own little world.

detail of Water Bubbles 2020

This picture is a detail of the water bubbles. The bubbles are created from cotton fabric that has first been hand dipped in the Indigo Bath after having been shibori wrapped.

Note: The text above was written by the Artist. No modification was made by COCA.

Bonnie J. Smith

United States


Bonnie J. Smith is a multimedia self taught artist with a strong emphasis in textiles. Smith’s work is about “what she sees and knows”.
Smith created the award winning textile installation “Swimming Upstream” that is about her suffering a life changing injury that confined her at one time in a wheel chair. Having kept searching for answers she prevailed, once secure in her knowledge that she would recover she created the 12 piece “Swimming Upstream” textile series that became not just her story but of others also trying to swim upstream through life. The series has now traveled to the United Kingdom and across the United States.
Smith’s art has been featured in Fiber Art Now & Craft America magazine and numerous books. Her work is in the permanent collection of San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles as well as private collections around the United States.
Having curated many exhibits she conceptualized and curated the successful “Forming Our Lives’ exhibited at the San Jose Museum.

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