Miki Boni uses the word “biomorphic” to describe the colorful patterns that burst into many of her surrealistic oil paintings of creatures real and imagined. “My inspiration comes from a never-ending flow of ideas unleashed by the world around me. For some it’s overload, for me it’s the norm.” Her illustrated book, Figments, is a collection of colorful characters, each accompanied by the start of a story the reader is invited to complete. A native of Brooklyn NY, Boni went on to live in Mexico as a working artist where she was influenced by surrealist painter Remedios Varo. Her fascination with that country’s muralists led her to create her own two-story mural in Chattanooga TN where she currently lives. Boni was the first American woman invited to be included in the permanent collection of the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in the State of Nayarit, Mexico.