Valérie Hallier

Déflorée Self Series


Déflorée Self 07
Déflorée Self 07, flower petals & varnish on canvas, W:36" x H:48", 2021


Self-portrait made of pressed flower petals. The collage emphasizes both our fundamental connection with our environment, we are nature, and the process of releasing control as a way to reconnect with my deepest self, thus against the patriarchal silos created since the Renaissance between nature and humans.


Inspired by the Surrealists’ automatic writing, my process with this series of collages is intuitive and improvised, without preconceived composition, except here with the mirroring effect which reflects both the beautiful imperfection of natural systems and the complexity of the mind. My cultural influences and training also come through.




Déflorée Self 06
Déflorée Self 06, flower petals & varnish on canvas, W:30" x H:40", 2021


Déflorée Self 06
Déflorée Self 06, flower petals & varnish on canvas, W:30" x H:40", Elements group show, West Harlem Art Fund, Governors Island, 2021


Déflorée Self 05
Déflorée Self 05, flower petals & varnish on canvas, W:30" x H:40", 2021


Déflorée Self 05
Déflorée Self 05, flower petals, varnish, W:30" x H:40", Elements group show, West Harlem Art Fund, Governors Island, 2021


Déflorée Self 03
Déflorée Self 03, flower petals & varnish on canvas, W:30" x H:40", 2021


Déflorée Self 03
Déflorée Self 03, flower petals & varnish on canvas, W:30" x H:40", Elements group show, West Harlem Art Fund, Governors Island, 2021


Déflorée Self 02
Déflorée Self 02, flower petals & varnish on canvas, W:30" x H:40", 2021


Déflorée Self 02
Déflorée Self 02, flower petals, varnish, W:30" x H:40", Elements group show, West Harlem Art Fund, Governors Island, 2021


Déflorée Self 01
Déflorée Self 01, flower petals, polyurethane varnish, W:30" x H:40", 2021

Déflorée Self 01
Déflorée Self 01, flower petals & varnish on canvas, W:30" x H:40", Elements group show, West Harlem Art Fund, Governors Island, 2021










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