iPhone Art from the series “Maracas” © Sonya Sanchez Arias

Letter from Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille

There is only one you – and that is your strength!

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions.

It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you.

Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.

I am a lucky, lucky man. I have two of Sonya’s pieces in my home. Her “Coconuts” and Pink Sea urchins”. They fill that part of the house with a lovely, lively Caribbean light and everyone smiles immediately on seeing them. I am a lucky, lucky man.

Derek MaingotI am a lucky, lucky man.

Without ever looking at your work I know they’re beautiful. After looking at them, they’re not only beautiful but outrageous! Keep up the great work and best of luck on your future endeavors.

June CohenKeep up the Great Work!

I remember the work from your Earthling exhibition. Its impact then has only deepened now – timelessness is Art with a capital letter.

Joanne Gail JohnsonIts impact then has only deepened now.

As always, your talent, passion, creativity and attention to detail never ceases to amaze me. You are amazing!

Robyn FreytagYou are amazing!

I went to see your exhibition at the museum. Amazing!  Really interesting and creative. Congratulations. You are a true artist! 

Elena CalderaAmazing!

Love your work. You’re ahead of the times girl!

Renee Camps-CampinsAhead of your time!

Unravelled 2020 art jewelry: Beautiful pieces!! Bravo!!

Claudia PascualBeautiful pieces!!

Loved the exhibit!!! Love the colors vs forms. Great control, and vision!

DeniseLoved the exhibit!

I think your work is wonderful! Your choice of locations and subject matter is so Caribbean. The effect of your work is powerful and fun, and the influence of your beautiful surroundings and your upbringing in Trinidad is seen in you and your work.

Juan CarlosI think your work is wonderful!

Wonderous! Arresting – lovely- imaginative! For once I am speechless!

JamieI am Speechless!

Beautiful images. I love all the colors! Totally enjoyed the show!

JoeyI love all the colors!

Love the show – so many fabulous images. Absolutely beautiful!

CookieAbsolutely beautiful!

I love it! It’s different, colorful, and totally you! Keep it up!

Ralph C.It’s different, colorful, and totally you!

I find your photographs moving and very well thought out! Good use of color and subject matter!!


Your photographs are truly gorgeous! They really show how you feel about the subjects and environment around you. Keep up the great work. Trinidad is indeed exotic.

KimmyYour photographs are truly gorgeous!

Loved the exhibition. Intriguing – peaceful – beautiful. Your images transported me.

DonnaLoved the exhibition!

First time seeing other photographs from your “Earthlings” collection … all fantastic!

Sheila GittensAll fantastic!

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