Bioluminescent Being is inspired by the magnificent natural occurrences of bioluminescence found in many marine organisms; a light spectacle also known as the natural light of the deep sea. Produced by a chemical process within a living organism, the glow occurs when a molecule called luciferin reacts with oxygen. This releases energy and light is emitted. Just like a jelly fish living deep in the waters or plankton algae dancing on the surface of the ocean, this sculptural piece composed of the same chemical reactors that are responsible for this phenomenon, invites the viewer to walk around it and appreciate the scale and movement that the interlocking lines create: a sense of wonder, renewal and transformation.
Sofia is a Toronto based artist born and raised in Ecuador and Canada. Her practice consists on an ongoing exploration of material and space. Driven by her interest in textile construction techniques and processes, she builds intricate interwoven thread sculptures that explore architecture, optical illusion and the human experience within these spaces. Sofia is also interested in the intersections between these objects and the space in which they coexist. Her recent work aims to portray new ways in which textiles could behave and communicate with their surroundings through material language, technology and participatory exchanges with the viewer. The repetitive and intricate nature of textile construction is reinforced by the arduous labor of threads interwoven by hand. Engaging in a more abstract examination on the changes textiles encounter when they transcends its physicality and become the product of light and shadow.