Sonya Conway AKA Rebel Rose.
Sonya is an Australian living in the UK. She has degrees in Visual Art and Education and has been working in the arts field for twenty years.
Over the past 2 years Sonya has focused her art to solely work in mosaic and mixed media. By unexpected chance a large deposit of broken crockery was discovered in the back garden of the artists new home. Reluctant to throw away what seemed like little treasures, Sonya used the pieces to create her first mosaic skull.
Her mosaic work developed from this point, often with a religious edge. She is heavily influenced by catholic iconography and the traditions of decorating skulls and skeletons with jewels and finery and 'momento mori' [an object kept as a reminder of the inevitability of death].
Sonya uses repurposed vintage jewellery and newly made objects, but endeavours to use old materials whenever possible, as a way of extending the life of these objects and feels it is a practical expression of the themes of life, death and eternity.
Skull Art Exhibition 5th October - 9th November 2019
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