Robin II

Sophia, Age 7

  • Sculpture
  • Salt dough, wire and watercolour
  • 80(w) 85(h) 50(d) mm

The theme of this work is grief. Sophia's father passed away in January 2020, when she was 6 years old, and she expresses her grief through her artwork. Throughout the past year, as a way to deal with her grief, Sophia, her mother and little brother spent time walking in the woods and in nature. On her walks, Sophia would often see a robin, who she would say was a sign from her daddy. The sculpture, made out of wire and salt dough, is fragile and Sophia would hold it carefully and delicately whilst making it. This robin is a symbol of spirit, loss, love, the fragility of life and the hope that her father is always with her.

Currently on free display at the RA