Early Works

Fantasy Sculpture

There is real life and there is a fantasy life. We love to live in a fantasy world. The realm of vivid imagination, daydreams, and dreams activate in the mind an arousal which is innate in all of us.

 

Mix Messages Series

Agitation of the passion or sensibilities often involving facial expression is the human experience. Strong feelings of joy, anger, sadness, euphoria, and fear seem to develop naturally rather than through conscious mental effort. Often two of these emotions are sensed simultaneously and they contradict each other. In this mask series, Dr. Valiente is able to tell a story about the mix feelings that we convey to one another. The contradictory feelings are sometimes experienced at the same time or one is hidden and the other one is expressed. By covering half of the mask, you will see a different emotional expression than the other half.

Fantasy, bronze, 27 in. x 9 in. x 11 in., 29 lbs.
Fantasy, bronze, 27 in. x 9 in. x 11 in., 29 lbs.

Fantasy close up
Fantasy close up

Mix Messages: Anger and Sadness, 11.5 in. x 11 in x 4 in., 18 lbs.
Mix Messages: Anger and Sadness, 11.5 in. x 11 in x 4 in., 18 lbs.

Fantasy, bronze, 27 in. x 9 in. x 11 in., 29 lbs.
Fantasy, bronze, 27 in. x 9 in. x 11 in., 29 lbs.

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