1984, 6 minutes; 35mm; Color, Direct Animation

Woven images set the stage for a woman’s vision of discovery. Drawn and painted directly on 35mm film, Nexus explores connections between art and nature through symbols and patterns associated with ancient matricentric cultures. Zimbabwe marimba music performed by Sukutai provides upbeat accompaniment to this evocative piece as images metamorphose from abstract pattern to natural realism with joyous artistic ease.

“In this delightful film, patterns of women’s culture evolve and unify in a manner which evokes timelessness and shatters the logocentric order. . .Students in my Women’s Studies and American Studies courses were especially taken with Bond’s animation style, a style which refuses to objectify nature, culture, and women.” —Leslie Rado, Ph.D., Yale University

“Nexus. . .was rich with ideas, it had flow and energy and aliveness. . .you just wanted to stay with it from beginning to middle to end.” —Bill Jersey, Juror, Oregon Arts Commission

“. . .a beautiful musical and visual film experience that also brings to life the ancient symbols of matriarchal culture.” —Big Muddy Film Festival

“Nexus. . .is six minutes worth of uninhibited shape changing and coupling. Its limber, wittily rhymed images, evocative of African textiles, establish and break patterns with a good will that never heard of ideology.” —J. Bachman, Multnomah Monthly


ASIFA-East 1985, Best Sound

Ann Arbor 1985

Athens 1986, Honors

Baltimore 1986, Honors

Big Muddy 1985, Honors

Black Maria 1985, Director’s Citation

Buck’s County 1985, Honors


Chicago International 1984, Merit

Northwest Film & Video

Oregon State 1985, Award

Women in the Director’s Chair 1985

Works by Women at Barnard 1985


Film: Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY (212) 708-9530


WNET Independent Focus (NYC)


Western States Regional Media Arts Grant