How did you set foot in the art world?
I put my artworks on my blog and one day I got an invitation from a curator to participate in a local group exhibition. At time I didn’t think too much about it, I just thought it would be fun to join and I immediately fell in love with the experience and that’s when I decided to become a full time artist.
What do you believe in?
We come to this physical plane to learn. We all have different life purpose, no one is better than anyone else. There is no better or worse path, just different paths which we gain different experiences from. Aside from growing artistically, I’m also proceeding to grow spiritually.
Besides making artworks, what other things do you do daily?
I sketch/doodle to keep my creative juices flowing. I visit art blogs and see other artists’ works everyday. I also like to communicate with artists from around the globe, it’s become part of my daily life.
How do you produce your works?
I make paintings, the majority of my works are painted digitally (brush stroke by brush stroke, no magic button) using my Wacom tablet and then I print my works on different materials with high quality ink. I also work with traditional media every now and then. There is no particular pattern, it all depends on my mood.
What inspires you?
I’m inspired by atmospheric music (especially ambient music), dreams, things that I see/ feel/ hear/ touch during hypnopompic state and sleep paralysis, colours/ patterns that I find on random objects and my inner voice(s).
Tell us about your dream project.
I have a lot of strange dreams, some very beautiful, some creepy beyond belief. I want to build a theme park based on the places that I have visited in my dreams. Yes, that’s my ‘dream’ project, literally.
“I wish I can have the ability to teleport. I really don’t like wasting time being stuck in traffic you know…”
About Sonya Fu
Favorite book: Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul by Jane Roberts
Favorite movie: Beetlejuice
Favorite cartoon character: Tora from Ushio & Tora
Favorite artist: I like a lot of them, hard and unfair to pick just one!