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La Fête festival in Bangkok in May 2014

La Fête festival in Bangkok in May 2014

Text of Val about her new Bangkok studio (May 2013)

These two open house days celebrate ten years of hard work, ten years of intense life, ten years of continuous learning, marked by joys, sorrows, difficulties, encouragements, doubts but still carried by the deep conviction to be where I should in this exploration and personal adventure, daring to follow my own direction freely.

My workspace is usually jealously protected, a space of inner concentration, of physical work, of reflection, of effort. To create, I listen, I look, I take time, I feel every move, I move slowly and surely according to the rhythm I feel. The workshop, this protected space sheltered from the roughness of the outside world, is essential for me to make buried emotions vibrate and resonate and to tame them with my hands.

Only the constraints of rigorous and regular work allow me to reach the necessary concentration to identify and capture all the images that arise, these elusive sensations, these snapshots I will try to transform into sculpture. [ + ]