BA (Hons) Fine Art
Sophie Parsons’ work has greatly been influenced by the recent repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the ways in which this event has changed many people’s lives. Parsons has created a series of works exploring the sense of isolation and subsequent escapism that became a window to the now off-limits outside world. Using architectural shapes, Parsons sculpts painted works that emphasise the importance of locational space in lives that now have greatly reduced freedom and mobility.
The paintings Parsons has created are a window into a dreamlike world, a paradise possessed of both tranquility and unease, reflecting the beauty of the world around us, marred with the trials and tribulations of life today. The architectural forms stacked atop one another in her works are juxtaposed with rolling natural landscapes, the horizon and freedom never far away, and are rendered in aesthetically pleasing, sometimes eerie, and always colorful ways.