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Artist of the Month

artist of the month  

The walls of Burlap and Bean are currently
featuring the work of Sonia Sherrod

Sonia Sherrod is a mixed media collage and assemblage artist who lives and works in Wallingford, PA. She has won awards in local and nationally juried art exhibitions over the past ten years from Colorado to Kansas, Tennessee to Florida to New York City. She has studied art at PAFA and Fleischer Art Memorial as well as literature and film at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most of her assemblage work tells a story or a vignette, many are contained in box, or drawer structure. They are symbolically rich "frozen theaters."

The process starts with the collecting of various found, abandoned, reclaimed, broken, out of style, discarded objects. They sit on shelves in the studio until chosen and combined with each other and a drawing or, ink brush painting, or a poem. Then there is the arranging and rearranging, they are glued,or nailed, or sewn, to in some way bind with one or the other thing. Parts of one piece are altered, painted,scraped, peeled, scratched or smashed to make all those pieces work together in harmony as something new altogether. So from off the rubbish heap comes a work of art not easily re-created or copied, something transformed.Sonia Sherrod is a mixed media collage and assemblage artist who lives and works in Wallingford, PA.

She has won awards in local and nationally juried art exhibitions over the past ten years from Colorado to Kansas, Tennessee to Florida to New York City. She has studied art at PAFA and Fleischer Art Memorial as well as literature and film at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most of her assemblage work tells a story or a vignette, many are contained in box, or drawer structure. They are symbolically rich "frozen theaters." The process starts with the collecting of various found, abandoned, reclaimed, broken, out of style, discarded objects. They sit on shelves in the studio until chosen and combined with each other and a drawing or, ink brush painting, or a poem. Then there is the arranging and rearranging, they are glued,or nailed, or sewn, to in some way bind with one or the other thing. Parts of one piece are altered, painted,scraped, peeled, scratched or smashed to make all those pieces work together in harmony as something new altogether. So from off the rubbish heap comes a work of art not easily re-created or copied, something transformed.

 


If you are interested in displaying artwork, please email our cultural arts director at tara@burlapandbean.com.



 
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