Over two years ago, I first featured the intriguing work of Sonia Alins. Back then, she had recently completed a series called Dones d’aigua, which featured illustrations of women swimming — and sometimes struggling — among a hazy watery abyss. Sonia has recently released a continuation of these compelling vignettes that’s appropriately titled Dones d’aigua II.
Using the striking overlay effect, Sonia places these women within a cloudy undercurrent. Their fates differ from illustration to illustration; sometimes, they struggle to keep their head above water while other times they seemingly thrive beneath it.
Sonia has made her setting unspectacular—this is not a criticism, but rather a conceptual compliment. The blank water acts as metaphor for the things we do not know and that continue to haunt us when we’re not expecting it.