Sketches of Sona

Nyree has a 29 year old sister called Sona. She has a full time job as a manager in a successfully run business, is recently married and is designing her perfect home. She has two dogs and will most likely have 2.4children. She makes 5 year plans every 5 years. And they all work out. Plans for the future, mortgages, responsible spending, holidays, no different to most people.

In 2012 Sona was diagnosed with stage 2A Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkins Lymphoma, a rare cancer of the blood that took active residence in her for almost two years and quietly has her body for the rest of her life.

Inspired by the biography of Sona Yergainharsian and her blog, The Company investigate the impact of living your life staring your own mortality right in the eye.

Developed at, with work-in-progress events publicly shared in, Mermaid Arts Centre, with the assistance of Project Arts Centre. This project is in development stages and will be completed in 2016. For further information email Nyree at


  • Developed by Nyree Yergainharsian, Jose Miguel Jimenez and Rob McDermott
    Designed by The Company and Stephen Dodd
  • Texts by Sona Yergainharsian and Nyree Yergainharsian