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Sonia Kretschmar

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The Perch

Academics, historians, archaelogists, all of them – they struggled for years to uncover the true facts behind the work of this artist. Who was the person behind these remarkable works that were beloved by fans and valued by clients all over the world? Who was the genius behind the mask? A conference was held in which experts debated possible theories – could their talent have been explained by the fact that they were secretly a collective? Or a front for an underground sweatshop? Or perhaps they were bestowed with imagemaking powers as their home planet crumbled to pieces and they were sent to earth to keep us safe, with pictures? These were all possible. Then there was the other guy, in the corner, who suggested that maybe they just didn’t give us a bio. He was laughed out of the room, and the rest of the experts met in the bar for drinks.

Name:

Sonia Kretschmar

Place of Birth:

Melbourne

Currently Living in:

Melbourne

Train, bus, bike, or other:

Hovercraft

What's the most important object in your studio?

Table

Paper or Plastic?

Paper

If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?

I’m illustrating a book at the moment about the composer Vincenzo Bellini, who was apparently quite a heartthrob in his day; I would dearly love to get some decent reference shots of him before dessert.

Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.

Completely owning up to the fact that I am a bit of a forgetful dimwit.

Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?

Do you make up these questions, Jacky Winter? Or do they write ‘em down for you? 

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

None. He’s a hoarder.

Favourite client so far?

How Magazine, Penguin Books

Favourite imaginary client?

Sterling Cooper

How does your mother describe your profession?

Computer Assistant

Coffee or tea?

C O F F E E 

What's your earliest drawing memory?

Drawing a duck at the age of four, which literally sealed my fate.

How do you prefer to spend your mornings?

Up to my neck in bubbles.

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