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Sonia King - Spinoff, 2007
chalcedony, malachite, amazonite, pearls, ceramic, glass, turquoise, smalti,
paua shell, beach glass, pebbles, abalone, crystals, gold, labadorite
18 x 24 inches
Sonia King - Spinoff (detail), 2007
Sonia King - Meltdown, 2006
glass, ceramic, slate, chalcedony, pearls, shell, copper, bone, gold, smalti
24 x 18 inches
Sonia King - Meltdown (detail), 2006
My art expresses a sense of place and a connection to the land, seeing terrain in terms of its geology and topography. I put together the tangible and intangible, bits of color and texture, tesserae of meaning. Mosaic is all about essential structures and skeletal elements.
I work in natural materials (marble, glass, smalti, minerals, gold, found objects, etc.) exploring the textures and the spaces. As my work becomes more map-like, I find my way without knowing where I am going. The illusion and the contradiction fascinate me. Is this a slide under a microscope or a view from outer space? I want viewers to look at the world around them with different eyes after seeing my work.
Sonia King - Adrift, 2005
glass, ceramic, pyrite, fossils, gold, seashell, smalti, marble, turquoise
25 x 19 inches
Sonia King - Vertigo, 2005
slate, pyrite, marble, glass, gold, ceramic, shell
30 x 24 inches
Sonia King - Whiteout, 2004
ceramic, glass, marble, aluminum, smalti, stainless steel, millefiore
25 x 19 inches
I create art to express the way I see the world, how it is and how it could be. I put together the tangible and intangible, bits of color and texture, tesserae of meaning. For me, mosaic is all about essential structures and skeletal elements. My art is strongly related to a sense of place and a connection to the land, seeing terrain in terms of its geology and topography. I remain fascinated with an altered view of the earth on which we all live, landscapes both familiar and unreal.
Visit Sonia's web site at http://www.mosaicartist.com
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Copyright 2002 by Sonia King
Digital photographs by JR Compton
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