Mosaic Artwork of Sonia King 7

Adrift 2005 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, pyrite, fossils, gold, seashell, smalti, marble, turquoise

Sonia King infuses the mosaic craft with an original creative sensibility that results in beautiful organic works of art. Sonia was first exposed to mosaics through her mother who worked in the medium. Sonia later received a BFA and MBA and after a successful business career returned to the arts. She is a founding member and past President of the Society of American Mosaic Artists as well as instructor in mosaics at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas. Sonia has been granted membership and serves as a Vice President of the Associazione Internazionale Mosaicisti Contemporanei (AIMC) in Ravenna, Italy. She describes her artistic process:

My design process is completely intuitive, integrating technique and vision. I am driven by the desire to work with a huge variety of tesserae. I collect materials from around the world, such as shells, mineral specimens, unusual tiles, anything that captures my interest. The ideas about how to use these materials may percolate for years or may be immediately apparent.

Work in Progress, 2010 by Sonia King, malachite, chrysocolla, smalti, glass, turquoise, amazonite, paua shell, and more

Work in Progress, 2010 by Sonia King, malachite, chrysocolla, smalti, glass, turquoise, amazonite, paua shell, and more

 

Spinoff 2007 by Sonia King, chrysocolla, malachite, amazonite, pearls, ceramic, glass, turquoise, smalti, paua shell, beach glass, pebbles, abalone, crystals, gold, labradorite

Spinoff 2007 by Sonia King, chrysocolla, malachite, amazonite, pearls, ceramic, glass, turquoise, smalti, paua shell, beach glass, pebbles, abalone, crystals, gold, labradorite

 

Spinoff (detail) 2007 by Sonia King, chrysocolla, malachite, amazonite, pearls, ceramic, glass, turquoise, smalti, paua shell, beach glass, pebbles, abalone, crystals, gold, labradorite

Spinoff (detail) 2007 by Sonia King, chrysocolla, malachite, amazonite, pearls, ceramic, glass, turquoise, smalti, paua shell, beach glass, pebbles, abalone, crystals, gold, labradorite

 

Outlier 2009 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, marble, copper, gold, aragonite, coral, citrine, petrified palm wood, magnesite, smalti, pearls, pebbles, terracotta, vanadanite, seashells, bone, pumice, rhyolite, raku pottery

Outlier 2009 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, marble, copper, gold, aragonite, coral, citrine, petrified palm wood, magnesite, smalti, pearls, pebbles, terracotta, vanadanite, seashells, bone, pumice, rhyolite, raku pottery

 

Outlier (detail) 2009 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, marble, copper, gold, aragonite, coral, citrine, petrified palm wood, magnesite, smalti, pearls, pebbles, terracotta, vanadanite, seashells, bone, pumice, rhyolite, raku pottery

Outlier (detail) 2009 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, marble, copper, gold, aragonite, coral, citrine, petrified palm wood, magnesite, smalti, pearls, pebbles, terracotta, vanadanite, seashells, bone, pumice, rhyolite, raku pottery

 

Rock and Hard Place 2004 by Sonia King, pebbles

Rock and Hard Place 2004 by Sonia King, pebbles

 

Thaw 2005 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, white gold

Thaw 2005 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, white gold

 

Mood Swing 2003 by Sonia King, golds, ceramic, glass

Mood Swing 2003 by Sonia King, golds, ceramic, glass

 

Odyssey 2002 by Sonia King, glass, slate, aluminum, stone

Odyssey 2002 by Sonia King, glass, slate, aluminum, stone

 

Permafrost 2009 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, coral, white gold, smalti, quartz, silver, marble, rock crystal, seashell, pearls, aluminum, selenite, abalone, pebbles

Permafrost 2009 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, coral, white gold, smalti, quartz, silver, marble, rock crystal, seashell, pearls, aluminum, selenite, abalone, pebbles

 

Permafrost (detail) 2009 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, coral, white gold, smalti, quartz, silver, marble, rock crystal, seashell, pearls, aluminum, selenite, abalone, pebbles

Permafrost (detail) 2009 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, coral, white gold, smalti, quartz, silver, marble, rock crystal, seashell, pearls, aluminum, selenite, abalone, pebbles

 

Pathfinder 2005 by Sonia King, 24kt Italian golds

Pathfinder 2005 by Sonia King, 24kt Italian golds

 

Vertigo 2005 by Sonia King, slate, marble, pyrite, gold, ceramic, glass, smalti, seashells

Vertigo 2005 by Sonia King, slate, marble, pyrite, gold, ceramic, glass, smalti, seashells

 

Strange Attractor 2004 by Sonia King, marble, gold, paua shell, glass

Strange Attractor 2004 by Sonia King, marble, gold, paua shell, glass

 

The Spaces Between 2001 by Sonia King, sandstone

The Spaces Between 2001 by Sonia King, sandstone

 

Meltdown 2006 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, slate, chalcedony, pearls, shell, copper, bone, gold, smalti

Meltdown 2006 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, slate, chalcedony, pearls, shell, copper, bone, gold, smalti

 

Earth Moves 2001 by Sonia King, Award of Merit winner at the internationally juried Society of American Mosaic Artists' showSlate, ceramic, marble, glass, pyrite

Earth Moves 2001 by Sonia King, Award of Merit winner at the internationally juried Society of American Mosaic Artists' showSlate, ceramic, marble, glass, pyrite

 

Adrift 2005 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, pyrite, fossils, gold, seashell, smalti, marble, turquoise

Adrift 2005 by Sonia King, glass, ceramic, pyrite, fossils, gold, seashell, smalti, marble, turquoise

 


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