Willfredo Valladares Artist Talk
Wilfredo Valladares Using bronze, wood, steel, cast iron, rolling pins and other materials to explore the interconnectedness of cultures, Wilfredo Valladares’ sculptures capture relationships between people and cultures and tell their unique stories. “Portraits and headdresses capture relationships between time, memory and space.” Cast and found objects become conduits that allow transformation of stories and memories into tangible visual information. In the casting process, seams in the molds become scars alluding to stories told in facial expressions. Fire infiltrates the materials, reshaping the original form leaving voids behind.