David's Work

A unique aspect of Dr. David Valiente’s art work is the combination of different mediums into the same piece. He uses one of several different types of stone (alabaster, coral, marvel stone) with bronze in order to make his sculptures. Bronze is always present in every sculpture but the stone type will vary. Although Dr. Valiente has no formal art training, he is very grateful to artists Freda Tschumy for mentoring him in the art of bronze casting. Presently, he is part of a special group of artist at Miami Dade College’s Foundry, who are involved in creating their own sculpture pieces from start to finish. His reflections on the casting process; ”I enjoy being involved in the whole process of designing the piece, sculpting in wax, mold making, spruing, investment and the pour of the bronze, along with chasing and patina.”