Sonny’s first body of gallery work saw him exhibit a series of paintings in a New York-based solo show titled ‘To The Bone’. The work explored the landscape of the fast-approaching demise of our world’s wildlife and how this is intrinsically tied to humanity’s own ability to thrive. A requiem for these vanishing species, To The Bone brings us face-to-face with the power and profound beauty of a wild world on the brink of extinction.

Compiled of a series of prophetic mugshot-style images, the paintings pay homage to endangered species from around the world. The animals’ faces are breaking away revealing raw skeletons underneath, a symbol of how their numbers are quickly fading. Ethnic patterns from the animals’ country of origin adorn the exposed bones, driving home the message that in losing them we’re losing a part of ourselves too.

DescriptionNC, Spray Paint and Acrylics on Handmade Wooden Boxes (120cm X 100cm)Year2018 label, p:nth-child(2) { text-align: center; } input { margin: 0 auto 10px auto; }