Katrina Valuyeva's Wearable Objects and Miniature Sculptures
Through the narratives I share, the personal becomes visible and vulnerabilities- tangible.
My work provides physical connections to the immaterial world of personal experience. Visual narratives inspired by literature and ordinary life are assembled into sculptural interpretations created from unassuming mediums such as stones, metals and plastic.
Constructing the new and recognizable imagery often blurs the line between sculpture and jewelry as the purpose and nature of adornment is explored. I like to create work that would expose things about ourselves we may often keep private, if worn or displayed.
I draw inspiration from my own experiences and my work is a result of my reflections on what I think are our commonalities as human beings: our private struggles, contradictions, intimate doubts and search for connection and understanding among one another.