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Emergence

Frankston City Public Art Frankton

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Phone: 1300 322 842

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Public Sculpture by Sonia Payes.

Artist interpretation:
"A humanizing focus within the theme of regeneration is my recurring focus of a portrait image of my daughter, Ilana – an iconic element that in certain works morphs into a four-faced warrior or in others, becomes a hybrid automaton of the future."

Payes continues to explore the entwined relationship between mankind and nature with surreal Emergence sculpture.

“The tough metal bronze inverted faces demonstrate a stoic adaptability to change, personifying humanity’s innate connection to the natural world, the impact human-induced global warming is having on the environment and to further elucidate the concerns underpinning Payes’s art: those of perpetual change, the reciprocity between all living beings, nature’s regenerative cycles, and a faith in humanity’s ability to adapt to environmental upheaval.”

Located: Dandenong Road West, Frankston

Materials: Bronze
Dimesions: 250h x 52w x 25d cm

About the Artist:
Sonia Payes is an Australian artist working with photography, sculpture, multi-media and animation based in Melbourne, Australia. Payes incredible work explores the narrative of humanity’s impact on the landscape and environment and the resulting resilience and capacity of the ever-changing world to adapt and grow. Payes confronts the challenge of restoring balance in our relationship with our host planet as she documents the impact of human intervention, with a vision of a possible future.

Payes has exhibited in public and private galleries including museums nationally and internationally; Represented in numerous public galleries and private collections, both with her photography and sculptural works in Australia, Shanghai, Beijing, Switzerland, London, Belgium and United States of America. Payes has participated in many Art Fairs; in Melbourne and London, including the 2019 Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, NSW, Australia.

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Dandenong Road West, Frankston 3199