Sonjie Feliciano Solomon

How do we express the ephemeral and emotional through solid materials and physical matter?

The investigations in my studio practice start with micro processes and details – playing with a material to understand its unique properties and behavior under different conditions, pressures, and interactions with other materials or tools to find an unusual or surprising way to transform it. In my focused engagement with the material, a relation develops in which my personal experience acts as a leading element in the transformation of the raw matter. I then use such discoveries to signal and suggest certain themes I want to convey, not forgetting how to catch the viewer off guard so that she not only looks at the material as if with new eyes but also is delighted and emboldened by the possibility for transformation.