(Latin American Symposium
Sumter, SC, USA
In this installation Valdez worked with limestone and granite to represent symbolic images of people in a series of interconnected circles. The heads symbolize the individuals that make up the community. The ears refer to the need to listen to ourselves, our ancestors and our environment. The hands are an expression of the generosity of the community. The connection of the three circles symbolize the circle of life and the bonds between individuals that create a community.