Bonnie Stone: Persimmon Poem


2008 October/November

This is Stone's second exhibition at Haslem Gallery. The title, Persimmon Poem, is taken from one of the paintings because it reflects the artist's lively and vivid imagination. As always, these new works are imbued with rich opaque colors. Stone paints much as one would lay out a collage. Her themes are religious, women's issues, and symbolic. Her women are from all ethnic backgrounds. And while these little paintings are very serious in subject matter they are filled with humor. Further, many of Stone's works have the unusual perspective of being seen from above. One returns to these images again and again and each time they are viewed one is taken in by their complexity and beauty.
Persimmon Poem by Bonnie Stone Five Poems by Bonnie Stone Nana’s Mirror by Bonnie Stone The Blue Inkwell by Bonnie Stone Esther’s Tea Tray Revisited by Bonnie Stone Esther’s Mirrors by Bonnie Stone Polka Dottie’s Legacy by Bonnie Stone Polka Dottie and Her Green Mirror by Bonnie Stone Polka Dottie’s Rope Trick by Bonnie Stone
     
Persimmon Poem, 2008
watercolor, 10 7/8 x 12 3/8"
$1550.
 
Five Poems, 2007-08
watercolor, 12 3/8 x 11"
$1550.
 
Nana’s Mirror, 2007
watercolor, 9 x 7"
$1100.
 
The Blue Inkwell, 2007-08
watercolor, 13 ½ x 12 3/8"
$1650.
 
Esther’s Tea Tray Revisited, 2005
watercolor, 11 x 12"
$1650.
 
Esther’s Mirrors, 2007
watercolor, 13 ½ x 12 3/8"
$1650.
 
Polka Dottie’s Legacy, 2005-06
watercolor, 13 3/4 x 13 5/8"
$1650.
 
Polka Dottie and Her Green Mirror, 2007-08
watercolor, 13 ½ x 12 3/8"
$1650.
 
Polka Dottie’s Rope Trick, 2007-08
watercolor, 12 ½ x 9 ½"
$1550.