Collier is a nine-year breast cancer survivor. In this moving interview, Collier speaks about how the experience of breast cancer motivated her to change her life, retiring from her business career to become an artist. She draws a direct connection with her recovery and the creation of her signature water surface art and GRAND.

About GRAND: GRAND is a 22-foot, carved acrylic sculptural portrait of the Grand River after midnight, created in 2013 for ArtPrize. It is on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum September 11 - October 6, 2013 under Artist Vote Code 55018.

artprize.org/sophia-collier

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