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Valerie Roybal
Excerpts from the Chronicles of Accumulation

September 2004

A New Mexico native, Valerie Roybal is an artist who has quietly been making work for a number of years.

Her work is multi-layered and often combines text with imagery. Recently she has been working with found images and materials that are manipulated digitally and/or reworked by way of collage, paint, ink, and various other media. She often reprints her imagery through various alternative printing processes including non-silver photographic processes and polymer gravure. She is also fond of making books, especially books made from other books.

She is an avid collector of ephemera, antique books (that she subsequently destroys for their parts), obsolete reference materials, thrift store photographs, found objects and just about any interesting discarded materials for their artistic potential. The Accumulation series is an attempt at documenting a vast collection of materials and the inner life of the collector. Pieces from the Accumulation series will be shown in November at Pitcairn Scott Gallery in Seattle.

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savings and loan, artist's book, mixed media, 6.25" x 9.25" just as they are, van dyke print and mixed media on book cover, 5.5" x 8.5" layer by layer, van dyke print and mixed media on aged book paper on book cover, 6.5" x 5" highest, lowest, fastest, van dyke print on aged paper and mixed media on book cover, 7" x 4.75" forlorn, van dyke print on aged book paper and mixed media on book cover, 5" x 5.75" help is on the way, mixed media, 9.5" x 7.25" accumulation, record #1, mixed media collage on book cover, 5" x 6.75"
All images © 2004 Valerie Roybal. Images may not be used without permission from the artist.
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