Flora VidaBy Valerie Perreault
Collage, Acrylic on heavy canvas paper
Dimensions: 50.8cm (H) x 40.6cm (W) x 3.3cm (D) / 20" (H) x 16" (W) x 1.3" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
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“I create art to digest and re-experience the world. The process of selecting and arranging the pieces is a quiet meditation on an often very ordinary moment, a way of falling into the hidden beauty inside the often-missed details of a day. ”
HOW IT'S MADE:
These works are created by adhering hundreds of small hand-painted pieces to a single white cardboard backer. So what I do is, I paint larger sheets of thick/heavy beautifully textured canvas paper and then cut those sheets up into smaller rectangles (I refer to them as "tiles" even though they are made of paper). Then the tiles are adhered into place with permanent archival clear glue. Only the tops of the tiles are attached to the backer, so it has a layered textural look (think shingles, for lack of a better description). I feel like the texture and depth of the piece draw the viewer into the painting.
Acrylic paint on heavy canvas paper that is glued piece by piece to a cradled wood panel (hanging hardware attached to the back of the panel)
I'm inspired by the "in-betweens,” the little moments of pause in a mundane day. I create these pieces as a way of processing and experiencing the world while remembering to find the hidden beauty that lurks around every corner.
WHAT I HOPE YOU FEEL/THINK WHEN VIEWING MY WORKS:
These works are very specific to me, but still abstract enough that they often trigger similar memories in the viewer. It is my hope that my work washes over you like a poem—that it both informs and delights while creating a sense of rediscovering a memory, a place, or a feeling.
I want my collectors to see value in my work and to know that by purchasing my pieces they are making a smart financial investment in an emerging artist.
Based in: Key Largo, Florida
Valerie Perreault is a visual artist and published poet originally from Chicago, now based in the Florida Keys and Key West.
Her work is joyful and intuitive. It blurs the lines between collage, printmaking and sculpture. She creates from a place of intentional deep awareness, using the creation process as …
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