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Sonja Landis

Carlsbad, CA,

*Native of Kalamazoo but eager adventurer at heart, Sonja earned her undergrad at Arizona State and Master's at Central Michigan. She studied abroad in Spain and Greece, but now lives happily in San Diego with her young son. *Sonja has always wanted to create differently and try interesting things. She is influenced most by the Art of Life & Laughter. She tends to think herself a comedic genius of sorts, to the chagrin of many others. (wink) *Sonja has Synesthesia, an involuntary and automatic neurological condition that triggers two senses at once. Hers is Sound-Color, most common with Music Composers. She SEES sounds in the air as vivid colors/patterns. The most profound experience occured with her own son's laugh, and she decided to put it to canvas, to capture it forever... The Painted Laugh was born! *Sonja loves making people smile with her art form. No one else in the world paints laughter; she's happy this is her unique contribution to our lovely little planet. Laugh M

Sonja's ArtPrize Entries

These are Sonja's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    The Painted Laugh

    2011 ArtPrize Entry Sonja Landis
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