Pixelated Watermelon 2022
This 12 x 20 mural was inspired by the rotoscoped graphics of 1980's video games. Designed for "Printshop Plaza" this piece is deliberately bright and whimsical since this space is slated to become a community space for youth and host to things like teen karaoke and other activities. I created the design and assisted as students aged 10 & up from the Hampton Friends of the Arts summer camp painted the mural.
Patchwork Fruit - 2022
Interior mural, Teaching Kitchen.
Interior mural designrd to camoflage a damaged and patched wall in a kitchen hosting community nutrition and cooking classes for a Hampton nonprofit.
Restaurant Murals - 2021
Grooby's Too - NY Deli
The restaurant owner wanted bright, cheerful art that reflected her memories of NYC as a child in the 1980's. She specifically requested that the Twin Towers of the NY Trade Center be represented as standing.
The Palmetto Theater - 2021
Volunteer project for our local historic theater. Some hardware from the theater's original seats was discovered during the last renovation. The theater's board of directors asked me to interpret the design into a gold and silver mural that could camouflage dated and faded wallpaper that had been installed in the 1980s.
Swallowtailed Kites - 2021
This large mural was commissioned by Southern Carolina Alliance and Allendale County to honor the rare and beautiful Swallowtailed kite birds that draw birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts to Allendale each year.
"The Folded Flag" - 2020
This piece is the second of two installations designed to commemorate the Yemassee Marine Recruit Depot, which saw half a million recruits come through the area on their way to basic training on Parris Island. "The Folded Flag" was comissioned by local real estate agent Christina Reardon to recall the sacrifice of the gold star families who lost a loved one in combat. By far one of the most emotionally charged pieces I have ever been asked to create, the bugler and person presenting the flag are represented in ghostly shadow. The honor guard firing the customary funeral volleys are a little surreal with their stylized blue and white smoke. These choices were made to invite the viewer to put themselves in the place of a family member who lost a loved one, a haunting and nightmarish scenario. The US and SC flags are also incorporated, not only tying the location in Yemassee to the thousands who passed through here on their journey to foreign fields of battle, but to represent the home for which these men were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
"The Big Thank You" - 2020
This literal "Thank You" to essential workers was conceived during the "lockdown" phase of the global covid-19 pandemic. Each free standing 4x8 letter in tbe word "Thank You" is a tribute to an essential member of the workforce. The piece is currently installed at the Allendale, SC Farmers Market and will move to various sites throughout Allendale County. The installation was comissioned by the Allendale Rural Arts Team as a part of the South Carolina Arts Comission's "Art of Community: Rural SC" initiative.
Interior Peacock Mural
Interior mural in the dining room of a private home. Metallic and glitter elements incorporated at the homeowners request.
"Where Heroes Stood" Mural - 2019
This 12x24 mural which celebrates the significance of the Yemassee railroad depot and the destinies of the 500,000 Marine recruits who passed through there from 1915 to 1966. The installation was commissioned by Jake Sullivan of Veteran Owned Real Estate and also received in kind support from Brunson Building Supply and the Town of Yemassee. It wad placed on a vacant building owned by the town across from the depot. The adjacent lot is being reimagined as a park.
Aquatic Life Mural - 2019
Collaborative project with award-winning muralist Hitnes and other artists completed at the Mega Mountain Mural Fest in Harlan KY.
"Down by the Tracks" Mural- 2019
Funded by South Arts. This mural on the back of a convienience store on Highway 321 in Estill, SC was part of a creative placemaking initiative to combat blight. For this piece, Sophie used Estill's history as a railroad town as the starting point for a bright and whimsical piece celebrating Estill's growing diversity and comittment to expanding access to the arts to all citizens. A police officer was also featured prominently to highlight the importance of LEO's to the community and show them in a friendly and positive light.
Angel Trumpet, 2020
Star Jasmine, 2020
Banana Leaf, 2020
Created for "WHAM Festival" Walterboro SC
A few of the canvases created for the "Bloom" exhibit. "Bloom" was supposed to be a series of paintings of local spring flowers showcased at the March 2020 WHAM Festival. The festival was cancelled due to the global covid-19 pandemic.
Pineapple at Dawn - 2018 Acrylic on Canvas
Charleston's iconic Pineapple Fountain glows in this unique representation.
Road Less Traveled - 2018 Acrylic on Canvas
In a rare foray into more abstract work, Sophie re-imagined work originally done by her stepdad, Greg, in art school, at Kent State in 1989. "I thought it was interesting that Greg, like me, Aunt Jodie, Aunt Audra, even my Great-Grandfather all wanted to be artists in their youth. Such a steep climb, but yet something inside called all of us to do this work."
Forsyth Fountain - 2018 Acrylic on Canvas
Painted during an historic snowstorm, the painting longingly represents the warmth and beauty of Forsyth Park on a spring day. The style is hazy, like a distant memory.
Time for Change - 2017 Acrylic on Canvas
This piece is an artist's statement of hope for the future of her rural southern town. "I wanted to show that Estill is really starting to bloom. I was inspired by the work my mom and her friend (Councilwoman Dwanda Bolden) are doing to change things for the better. They're represented by the two figures in the painting."
Guardian - 2018 Acrylic on Canvas
A fan of architecture and sculpture, Sophie often visits cemeteries for sketching. This angel from a family monument in West Virginia really inspired her. "The angel is watching over a whole family, and you can see the graves were placed decades apart. I feel like the message is "Live your life. I'm here to stand watch over your loved ones until you're ready to join us in the great mystery."