2012 May 09
Sonia King’s mosaic palette is a treasure trove of stone and tile, minerals and fossils, crystals and glass, gemstones and seashells. With these materials, King creates whole new worlds and galaxies that are exquisitely crafted and almost magnetic for the viewer.
King’s mosaics beg to be seen up close where the drama of the relationships between disparate materials unfolds and a mosaic “cast of thousands” whispers stories of places unknown.
In the video below, the international award-winning artist talks about why mosaic is her medium of choice for artistic expression, how she came to the art form and what King strives to do with her work. – Enjoy, Nancie
Mosaic artist Sonia King creates one-of-a-kind, contemporary mosaics for gallery, architectural, community and home settings. Her award-winning mosaic art is exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in private, public and corporate collections. Sonia was awarded special recognition in the 2010 International Prize for Mosaic Art and Architecture in Italy for “Nebula Aqua”. She won two Spectrum Awards for mosaic walls at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and one was featured on the cover of Healthcare Design magazine. She is a founding member and past-President of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and a Vice President of the Associazione Internazionale Mosaicisti Contemporanei. Sonia has been featured on HGTV’s popular show, “Modern Masters” and in numerous books. She instituted the mosaic program at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas and is a Senior Tutor at West Dean College in England. Sonia teaches advanced workshops around the world and is the author of the bestselling book “Mosaic Techniques & Traditions” from Sterling Publishing.