Sophia Torres was born in the small, forest-adjacent town of Cordova, New Mexico. Her craft is one influenced heavily by her childhood: she focuses on ceramic dollsAs a young child, she preferred playing with self-made clay figures rather than store-bought trinkets. The detailed toys and figurines she creates encompass both her youth and her adulthood; an element of playful whimsy juxtaposes with an eerie expressiveness. Showcasing deeply visceral imagery, the art that she creates is intent on capturing the fundamental human truths that tend to hold people back: anger, fear, sadnessBy shrinking these larger-than-life feelings into objects that fit into a palm, she illustrates their immateriality. Her work strives towards understanding, meditativeness, and nostalgia.