Sophie Steengracht

Before entering a stone
2020
Oil on canvas
100x80 cm
I am interested in mythology, magical realism, constant change and the intertwinement of man and nature. My visual works feature mythical creatures, flora, fauna, the earth and the sky.

First of all, I see magical properties in processes of growth, evolution and things falling apart. Secondly, mythical stories spark my imagination. Whenever I observe the infinite cosmos, I see parallel worlds in coral reefs, waves and forests. As a consequence, fragments of these things find their way into my visual work.

In essence, transformation and the notion of animism (the awareness that everything has a soul) are always intertwined in the work.

www.sophiesteengracht.com
Before entering a stone
2020
Oil on canvas
100x80 cm