Broken junk or Art?

Valerie Hegarty

Unearthed 2008

Work of Valerie Hegarty. Pics found here.

Valerie Hegarty

View from Thanatopsis 2007

“Her work is intended to evoke man’s struggle to civilize nature and the consequences which emerge.” Designboom

Valerie Hegarty

George Washington Shipwrecked 2007

Like The New York Times said with a Marshall McLuhan pun: “The Material is the Message”.

Valerie Hegarty

Driftwood Painting 2006

“Centering her practice on the politics of the American myth, Hegarty’s canvases and sculptures replicate emblems of frontier ethos – colonial furniture, antique dish ware, and heroic paintings of landscapes and national figures –  only to demolish them by devices associated with their historical significance.” Saatchi

Valerie Hegarty

Cracked Canyon 2007


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