Sochor Studio is located above the barn at my homesite, surrounded by woods and a pond. It is quiet and beautiful. I’ve been painting here for 33 years as well as offering watercolor and drawing classes for children and adults. “Landscapes, interior spaces, the human figure, the sea, amphibians, symbolic icons (Ukrainian Eggs, Spools of Thread) are all subjects I’ve painted over my 40 years as an artist. My current series depicts needles and spools of thread; Icons of tactile process, meaningful purpose, and ardent labor. These common objects translate literally as well as metaphorically to convey ‘The Common Thread’ we share as a global family and the ‘stitching’ required to repair our world.”