Placing Beauty in Your Hand

 

 
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Valerie Anne Barber - Studio

 

 

Valerie's studio is currently in transition.  On this page are some images connected to her studio on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Images of her new  Studio will be posted here
Road to Valerie Anne Barber Art Studio

 

 
View from Studio window

 

Piece of raw fossil mammoth ivory

 

Fossil carving material and clay model

 

Valerie Anne Barber - Sculpture for the Hand

 

 

" Earth Egg"
Sculpture to Hold
 

Below are some of the flowers in bloom on the Island.

(from left to right)  A piece of rare fossil mammoth ivory, 25,000-50,000 years old, is examined for its potential to become a sculpture.  The orientation and density of the material's grain and texture is compared to a clay model of a future sculpture. 
Drawings, models and personal observations all may be used as the carving is laid out.

A concept, a sketch, a horse forms in Valerie's hands.

The piece takes on life as the carving progresses.   Each Sculpture is made with strict attention to  Valerie's trademark "form within form" style of carving.  Layers of intricate detail contain within themselves ever more layers of detail.

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"Earth Egg" by Valerie Anne Barber - Sculpture to Hold
 
Orchids

Orchids

 

Lehua Blossom

Lehua

White Ginger

White Ginger