Valerie Gilman Sculpture
“Persephone’s Dream:
A Prayer for Peace”
available in bronze, 36 x 41 x 18″

“Sweet Spot”
Sagar fired ceramic
28 x 8 x 4″
$600

“Salimc Curl”
Saggar fired clay on steel
16 x 16 x 4″

Valerie Gilman

Abstract and Figurative Sculpture

Taproot Arts & Insight
85 Baker Rd
Shutesbury, MA 01072-9703

413 253-0171
email: val@valeriegilman.com
www.taprootartsinsight.com

There are tender places hidden in the recesses of our psyches that long to be seen. My sculptures, both figurative and abstract, give voice to those places and provide a way to sit in awareness and compassion. In this way they are deeply healing and uplifting.

Many of my abstract sculptures have tiny cups. These are a resting place, a place to breath, a cup of tea, the Buddhist beggars bowl open and grateful to that which comes. They are a symbol of the Self in the context of the landscape of life with all of its challenges and changes.

The cup is there as a reminder to be compassionate witnesses to ourselves and each other.

My professional life is a balance of being an artist and supporting other artists and creatives who make work that matters.

I am passionate about creative work that is healing to individuals, our culture and our environment. Through Taproot Arts and Insight I coach artists and creatives, provide on-line content, run classes and workshops and give talks.

I help people find ease and flow by releasing the friction those tender bits cause when they cannot find voice.

Paradise City Northampton, October, 2019 Booth: 322

See the work in these galleries:
Gallery A3 • Amherst, MA
Salmon Falls Gallery • Shelburne Falls, MA

• Wholesale orders accepted
• Custom orders and commissions accepted
• Credit cards accepted

Studio visits by appointment