Archival Pigment Print on Japanese Kozo Paper
92” x 92”
Since 2014, Valdes has been developing a new body of work employing body-casting, sculpture, photography, installation, 3d modeling and digital video. Through a combination of figuration and abstraction, the project examines embodied trauma to three women caused by disease, physical abuse and social pressure.
Three women produced plaster casts from personal sites of physical trauma. The photo installation Judgment is based on one of those plaster casts.
The body of work as a whole bears witness to their individual stories.
• University of New Mexico Art Museum, Out of Many, One
• Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, Getting Real