Valerie Dunning Edwards
Valerie Dunning Edwards' sculptures come to life using recycled papers in a process that took two and a half years to perfect.
Each sculpture is a one of a kind creation; bending, cutting and layering up to 10+ layers of wet and dry paper. The color palette is collected from the pages of the Wall Street Journal, and occasionally small amounts of paint are applied for detail.
With no structure inside; no armature, the paper begins to take shape and a sense of being and personality emerge. The only support is in the legs, which are anchored to the wooden base. Pieces of metal, wire and wood are then introduced as finishing touches to each sculpture.
From a young age, Columbus born, Valerie Dunning Edwards felt an innate desire to create art. Although she attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, she is predominantly self taught.
Valerie's professional career has spanned from fine art to commercial and illustration in both painting and sculpture. Her works are included in collections across Canada and the United States.
Inspired by nature and its creatures, her art captures the spirit of their essence and pure joy!
"I want to make people smile when they look at my work."