Our newest Affiliated Artist is Sofia Victoria Gonzalez! Sofia finds inspiration from her natural surroundings and uses processes of sewing, staining, and color to explore her sense of place. Read the Q&A below to get to know the newest artist in the Alliance family!
Get to know our newest Affiliated Artist, Sofia Victoria Gonzalez, on today’s special Q&A blog post! Sofia finds inspiration from her natural surroundings and uses processes of sewing, staining, and color to explore her sense of place. The Climate Science Alliance team was honored to feature Sofia’s presentation in our recent San Diego Climate Summit. You can watch her presentation “Creating Natural Watercolors” here, and participate in the Interactive Activity here.
Climate Science Alliance (Alliance): Have you always known you wanted to be an artist?
Sofia Victoria Gonzalez (Sofia): I have! I grew up in a very creative home and was always encouraged to create art. As an only child, art became my best friend and was always there to keep me company. I became more serious about my future as an artist in college and continued to pursue a creative career while studying to receive an MFA in studio art. For me, making art and connecting with other people through art is my happy place. It is where I feel comfortable and curious and willing to take risks. I will do anything I need to keep this side of myself alive and well.