Chris Berens


mixed media on panel
26 x 18 cm 2022

Sonney is a benevolent, whimsical creature. According to the records in the Library of the Stars, Sonney is a sweet, playful creature. A little similar to an anteater, without the long nose and with arms longer than his body. He should be capable of bestowing great fortune on people and places that amuse him. Or to those who are fast enough to catch him as they would always find a silver coin in the bottom of their pocket or the inseam of your coat.

It is even considered a favorable omen just to have seen the "lucky piggy" as it is lovingly referred to. Supposedly, he’s not the brightest of minds and regularly has to be fished out of a well or pond. On the other hand, it’s very well possible that he just likes to sit in the water, blow some bubbles and wait around in the hope you’ll pass by and are in the mood to play catch with him. Think fast, though, he might not look it, but he will give you a run for your money.

SONNEY is a transparent and straightforward. In his generosity, he likes to make other people feel good and will reward any positive behavior with a sincere smile.

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