(Urbano Project Artist in Residence, Boston MA 2018)
In this installation Valdez presents a series of figurative sculptures and drawings honoring the emotions, the home, the heart, immigration, and, ultimately, confronting difficult situations in the search for happiness. It ranges through themes and issues that originate in personal and cultural identity.
Our lives are like a stream, our experience flows through time with periodic cycles of tranquility, disturbance, and integration. Everything flows out and in. We are like the streams containing our life energy finding balance and finally peace.