Of German Jamaican Parentage brought up in England, China and Cyprus Sonia Elizabeth Barrett has a range of cultural influences. Sonia is a graduate of St Andrews University where she studied Philosophy, Literature and International Relations. She is also a graduate of the Transart Institute with an MFA in studio practice.
Sonia translates antique 18th /19th century European furnishings typified by the inclusion of lion’s feet. Primarily sculptural, installation and video works ensue. The works meditate upon the division between the animal, the person and the object. The relationship between the laboring table or chair and the seated user is considered.