Interactive works are always a true pleasure for me and my inner-child!
I set aside my fear of heights and climbed up into Leo, a tree house, sans tree, shaped like a lion. (A "cat house!") Climb up a steep ladder and into a delightful secret clubhouse where the walls are covered in chalkboard paint and a box of colored chalk awaits. There are also handy erasers so that the graffiti can constantly change.
Venus Rose drew a beautiful Oshun Veve on one wall and I could not resist writing the word, "Absolutely" and putting a few symbols of my own about the space. I drew my sigil for Pandora and a golden apple inscribed with, Kallisti! Perhaps they are still there or perhaps they have been erased and some new scribble has replaced them!
Along with the interactive sculptures, T-Shirts and small works on paper were available."The Collector" bought several small of these small creatures, a sheepish creature with a long toothy smile and a corkscrew body named, "Matt," a wire-haired creature with a low squat body reminiscent of a Dachshund but with a giraffish neck named, "Jared" and a small colorful creature who looked very crabby. I have nicknamed this piece, "Meh!"
Some of these creatures are a marvelous conglomeration of recognizable species and body parts and others are just cheerful blobs!
The works were very affordable. Some were as inexpensive as $20!
For a look at Sophia's art:
Sophia's photostream on Flickr
Sophia's blog on Wordpress
GoshPosh! An older blog featuring her student work.