born and raised in New York City, people-watching has always been a favorite past time of bonks’. growing up in such a metropolis meant that trains and/or buses were taken damn near everyday. after being introduced to the practice of blind-contours during her freshman year of college, bonks’ incorporated this new technique into her favorite routine: commuting. below are the people she meets along the way: some can merely be taken as field notes while others’ organically morph into metaphorical vignettes of society.

train rides, 2018

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sleeping lovers, 2018

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madonna and child feeding self dried snappeas, 2018

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travel notes, 2018

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wild techie caught, 2018

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seeing double, 2018

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sleepers, 2018

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the commute knows no personal boundaries, 2018

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a man and his baggage, 2018

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untitled, 2018

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sunday afternoon, 2018

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old man with shopping cart, 2018

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the crowd, 2018

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the crowd expands, 2018

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she waits, 2018

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comfort thy neighbor, 2018

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9-5 chain gang, 2018

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