Artist Profile


Sonia Payes’ art practice defies easy classification. She expresses her concerns for our changing environment and its effect on the human condition partly through photography, but also through sculpture and new media. And coursing through her many creative threads in inventively variable forms is her muse, her daughter Ilana. It’s a creative partnership which is constantly evolving and rich with meaning.

A RECENT COASTAL INSTALLATION BY MELBOURNE artist Sonia Payes resembled bleached stone that had been buffeted for eons by ocean waves, honed clean, washed and sculpted by nature to the point that this mass of stone, rising out of the sand, closely resembled a feminine human face.

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