"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.
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."