"Twice Stained, A Map of Many Homes" "Twice Stained, A Map of Many Homes"
"Placescape Installation" "Placescape Installation"
"Portrait of Place (Self Portrait)" "Portrait of Place (Self Portrait)"
"Portrait of Place, #3" "Portrait of Place, #3"
"Twice Stained, A Map of Many Homes""Placescape Installation""Portrait of Place (Self Portrait)""Portrait of Place, #3"

Twice Stained, A Map of Many Homes

Raw Silk with Charcoal, Madder, Pomegranate, Sumac, Onion Skin, and Iron with Cotton Embroidery Floss

70″ x 40″

Placescape Installation

Pomegranate, Madder Root, Black Bean, Rosemary, Iron and Ivy on Raw Silk and Yarn

14′ x 3′

Portrait of Place (Self Portrait)

Pomegranate, Black Bean, Oak Galls, Rosemary, Orange Peel, Mint Leaves, Oxalis (Sour Grass), Fennel, Blackberry Leaves, Eucalyptus, Walnut, Golden Rod and Sumac Natural Dye with Iron and Alum on Raw Silk

12″ x 48″ x 6″

Portrait of Place, #3

Mint, Rosemary, Blackberry, Black Bean, Oak Galls, and Eucalyptus Natural Dye with Iron on Raw Silk

12″ x 24″ x 6″

Sofia Gonzalez

Sofia V. Gonzalez is a Northern California native currently living and working in Little Rock, Arkansas. Raised in Marin County, California, Sofia is inspired by her natural surroundings and uses processes of sewing, staining, and color to explore her sense of place. Sofia received her MFA at California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2014 where she focused on furthering her skills in textiles and natural dye techniques. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States including San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Since 2014, Gonzalez has taught community natural dye workshops in San Francisco and throughout Arkansas, which allow the public to learn how to make dye from waste materials and local plants. She is passionate about creating a sense of community and environmental appreciation through visual arts and textiles. Gonzalez is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and at the University of Central Arkansas.