Art Installation to support BLM by Artist Valérie Daval
Fabric, fiber, acrylic paint and natural elements
“Deeply inspired by nature and mythology, my work revolves around imaginary landscapes and the idea of family in a broad sense. For me, art as a medium of the ineffable is above all a persistent mystical search and a pursuit of the self in which the act of creation is shrouded with mystery. My work aims to be intuitive and contemplative, exploring the relationship between humanity and nature.
In 2020, shocked by George Floyd murder, I decided to honor the Black Lives Matter movement by creating a new installation: ANIMA FLAMES. Anima in Latin means soul, in ancient Greek breath, in Hebrew to breathe, it is the life of a creature or what gives life to a human being, an animal or a plant. The installation is composed of 21 different sculptures shaped like a flame, a light for all the passing souls that were assassinated by the police. Using Fiber and fabric mixed with natural elements, I have worked with the fragility of these elements, creating also rubbings of leaves and handprints in red – Color of our own blood, the same as that of others. Hand prints are both individual and universal symbol for humanity and demonstrate memories of touch and our collective unconscious.”
Valérie Daval is a visual artist based in Pasadena, CA. She studied Art and Architecture at Art school in Le Mans, France. Her work spans from drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and performance.
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50% of any sale will go to BLM.