Sonya Rothwell aka. Sonarella Psychedella 'Queen of the Galaxy' requested the pleasure of dishevelled Space Nymphs and Galactic Warriors within her 'Chamber of Dreams' for a very private unveiling of Cosmosis – her otherworldly oil paintings of empyrean consciousness expressing itself or subtly absorbed minglings with universal forces : :
'The year is 3016 : You're traveling through space on a perilous mission when your craft crashes ... concussed and dishevelled you awaken in the arms of a blind angel named Pygar who carries you into 'The Chamber of Dreams' : :
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True to Sonya Rothwell's signature aesthetic of new & old guests were asked to 'Think Medieval meets Future : Think chain mail, straps, swords, armour and fur with tight metallic jumpsuits, space helmets, antennas and orgasmatrons' : Underwear on the outside was definately the order of the evening for our Barbarella inspired soiree : Frivolities followed a fabulous finger feast created by Simon Sutcliffe of Sublime Dining : And for the third year running LA based photographer Sam Fielding landed on the light side of the moon especially to shoot another one of our infamous happenings : :
"Sonya's paintings are so beautiful : We're lucky enough to have her original 'Stardust' : Whenever I walk into the sitting room I'm struck by its luminosity – it uplifts me somehow"
HECTOR McALPINE : DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF SIR ROBERT McALPINE
Photographs by Sam Fielding