Sotos selected her buddy, Sophie Thai, a fellow senior at West, as a mannequin because the “One Lady” in her pictures.
“She simply sort of had a timeless look about her face,” Sotos mentioned. “I wished somebody who seemed like they could possibly be a part of every time interval.”
Thai, who has modeled for her buddy earlier than, mentioned Sotos “at all times does my make-up sort of fancy.” Thai mentioned Sotos at all times has a selected idea she is making an attempt to attain and directs her to tackle sure moods.
She mentioned the 2 discovered props to characterize the time durations from objects they’d available.
“We had been making an attempt to get a particular look however clearly we don’t have garments from 1910 so we needed to sort of improvise,” Thai mentioned.
Sotos mentioned Claire Roszkowski, her ceramics instructor at West, has repeatedly supported her inventive endeavors, helped her develop and department out as an artist and pursue completely different alternatives.
Roszkowski has seen Sotos’ images and says she is deserving of the award.
“She is such a artistic and prolific artist, she is at all times simply making one thing,” Roszkowski mentioned.
She has been impressed by how Sotos takes assignments to a different stage. One instance was a coil pot she made after Roszkowski despatched dwelling 15 kilos of clay and a few instruments when college students had been studying at dwelling final 12 months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Slightly than making a typical coil pot, Sotos constructed within the profile of a lady’s face and her hair.