Everything we do is a creative expression of energy, from scientific research to cooking breakfast or writing a poem. And culture plays such a big part in how we express ourselves creatively. In different places and environments we have lived, the physical movements, rhythms, sounds, stories, and visual arts that emerge through our bodies and beings differ remarkably. When we think about the art of living in balance, this quote captures the essence of our human need for creative expression. Some examples of Valerie’s art include published poems & visual art about healing from child sexual abuse, and a prose story about living and working in South Africa.
A selection of some of Valerie’s visual art:
A modern vision quest dance performed in community to heal child sexual abuse that Valerie did & Lukas drummed accompaniment for: