Hidden Worlds By Sonny Kay: Recap!

This is an oldie but goodie from our back catalog.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THESE IMAGES IN PRINT.

Collages are a dime a dozen these days, with both digital collages and paper collages being artforms with teeny tiny learning curves. It seems that almost anyone can create a collage that looks half-decent; the tricky part lies in creating collages which harbor a distinctive style that helps them stand out from the rest.

L.A.-based artist Sonny Kay is perhaps best-known for his affiliation with world-class rockstars, The Mars Volta. Kay designs their graphics entirely and also serves as the Creative Director for Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Productions, the record label run by the vocalist of The Mars Volta. But album covers and music-related materials aside, Kay has a rich collection of semi-real digital collages few have seen. His collages are a hodge-podge of found images, sliced and diced together to create, in many cases, realities which could very well be plausible in another time and another place.

Written by
Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

View all articles
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
trackback

[…] RELATED ARTICLES: HIDDEN WORLDS BY SONNY KAY: RECAP! […]

Written by Vee Hua 華婷婷
1
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x