Sonia Romero, Year of the Straw, 2019

Sonia Romero, Year of the Straw, 2019


Sonia Romero
The Year of the Straw, 2019

Year of the Straw, the second installment of Romero’s Nest series, features a young infant floating atop a bed of plastic straws in an ocean, invoking biblical imagery of baby Jesus and Moses. This piece serves as a momentous combination of her printmaking techniques and is the result of countless hours of creating hand-cut stencils. At its core, Year of the Straw provokes viewers to confront the expanding consequences of human pollution on our environment and on future generations.

Sonia Romero’s work has been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian, and exhibited at a variety of galleries and institutions in southern California, Texas, Washington D.C., and France. Her public art projects are installed in several LA locations, including Little Tokyo, MacArthur Park, Plaza de la Raza, two LA metro stations, and the Artesia County Library. She has received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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