Bonnie Halsey-Dutton - Tutor ·

Bonnie Halsey-Dutton

I am both an artist and an educator. My artwork honors stories and explores humankind’s connection to the past and how these things impact the present. Growing up and living in South Dakota guides my imagery. My art explores cultural symbols, ancient artifacts, and regional stories. When I paint, I explore how these narratives shape our contemporary world.

My paintings examine the concept of barter and question what constitutes currency. Cultures are complexly intertwined and physical objects along with humans themselves continuously circumnavigate the earth. This process allows for new connections and increased understanding.

As a society, we increasingly realize the need to revisit primal knowledge and look to the earth for balance. My paintings reflect an awareness of interconnectedness and ecological impact. I endeavor to challenge viewers of my art to examine the world with a renewed perspective.