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05_Valdez
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01_Valdez
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Joshua's_Dream_II
In Order to Dream the Sun, 2007
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Butterfly islands.jpg
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SkaneatelesGreyAbstraction.jpg
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Fellowship artist 2021

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

My recent work reflects my interest in creating a spatial uncertainty, a sense of time not yet defined. My paintings explore an oceanic landscape, at once dreamlike. and hallucinatory. I have been examining images of water, looking beyond its physical characteristics, and using it as a metaphor for consciousness and the creative process. In the Caribbean region, the surrounding waters from the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea create a sense of light and space that are both a blessing and a curse.