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
" 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
Drawings, models and personal observations all may
be used as the carving is laid out.
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.