Using discarded objects and materials, she fashions new narratives often referencing domestic interiors and childhood games. Assemblage, painting and performance form the basis of a most recent move towards installation in her practice. The work is research based, weaving together history and autobiography.
Barcelona in Bag is Sonia’s ongoing project about exile following the Spanish Civil War.
“Story telling around the objects I find, allows me to be both autobiographical and to comment on the wider picture. Disparate fragments of experience, memory and observation become 'fixed' on a surface in a work providing layers or snatches of meaning and narrative. I am especially aware that at any moment the composition could change, be blown by the wind and scattered again. My work makes a show of permanence, a semblance of coherence from what is essentially temporal and chaotic.”