Between Everything and Nothing

By Sonia Richter

2016

Acrylic on vintage corset and petticoat on board – framed

5’8” x 3’4” x 0’5”

Currently available in the USA on ArtNet

In Between Everything and Nothing a vintage corset and petticoat have been layered and sculpted to create a dramatic, whimsical and romantic work which evokes a bygone era. The work’s title and windswept skirts call to mind Wuthering Heights and the idea of love and loss and Cathy and Heathcliff’s tragically self-consuming passion.

 

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Suspended offers the viewer a flimsy negligee hastily discarded in a moment of passion, caught on the very mirror in front of which the wearer carried out her preparations for the anticipated night. The mirror has long been a fraught symbol in art history, sometimes suggestive of vanity, self-awareness and fleeting recognition. Here it is provocative and fun, providing a glimpse of a fleeting sensual event? Was it left behind absentmindedly or deliberately?”

A little bit of naughty....that first date....

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Suspended

By Sonia Richter

 2016

Acrylic on dress on vintage mirror with

artificial butterflies

3’6” x 1’2” x 0’4"

 

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Something Old...

By Sonia Richter

Acrylic on vintage dress on board with flowers and chain

2015

1990 x 1090 x 230mm

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Lurbira

Acrylic on dress on board with ram horns and artificial flowers

2016

1800 x 1000 x 260mm

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The Power of Hope -  A Tribute to Michelle Obama

By Sonia Richter

2017

Acrylic on dress with books, 18ct gold plated sterling silver chain, artificial flowers, charms & gem stones

5’8” x 3’0” x 1’4”

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The Power of Hope - A Tribute to Michelle Obama

Richter was inspired to create this work after listening to Michelle Obama’s final speech as First Lady. Obama's belief in the importance of education, in the value of including all cultures, religions and backgrounds, and her awareness about the powerful statements you can make with fashion struck a chord with Richter.

 

Her tribute work is based on the dress Michelle Obama wore to the Presidential Medal of Freedom Dinner at the White House in 2012. The dress is by Michael Kors, an American designer and the son of immigrants. For Richter it partly represents the opportunities available to those who stand by their beliefs and push for freedom of expression.

 

The artwork is grounded on a foundation of books to represent the importance of education. Entwined within the folds of the dress are flowers and symbols of the world’s different cultures, religions and belief systems: the Star of David from Judaism, the Crescent Moon of Islam. There are symbols of Christianity and Hindu and of peace, love and hope. America’s bald eagle and bison sit alongside the sunflower for women’s rights, Germany’s cornflower, Africa’s protea, Mexico’s dahlia, Ireland’s shamrock, India’s lotus, Brazil’s orchid and many more.

 

Ground Control to 80s Prom

Sonia Richter

Acrylic on vintage dress on board with butterflies

2015

1236 x 1150 x 250mm

SOLD

 

The Alchemist

Sonia Richter

Acrylic on vintage dress on board - framed

2016

816 x 1285 x 130mm

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"A little bit of naughty!

 

3rd date…or was it the first..."

 

1000 Kisses Deep

Sonia Richter

Acrylic on vintage dress on board with silk flowers

2016

816 x 1285 x 130mm

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"A little bit of naughty!

 

3rd date…or was it the first..."