There are two documented occasions where Valerie ventured into pure sculpture. Both were done with the welding and metal bending knowledge of her husband Hugh. One, done in the early 1960’s, resides still at her brother’s house and the other in 2009 was the category winner at the Kondinin Art Prize. Beyond these two, Valerie took her interest in wood carving to its logical conclusion by producing several free standing 3D pieces. These, however, are far more three dimensional paintings than sculptures and show her usual whimsical style and trade mark mastery of colour.



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