Dr. Vali’s Art

“Alone Not Alone”

Maryhill Museum “Exquisite Connection” Project August 2020

In response to the challenges of the time, COVID-19 Global Pandemic, Racial Tensions, Riots, Black Lives Matter, and more, the museum invited artists and non-artists to create a piece to add to a collective work from all over the country. In the tradition of the “Exquisite Corpse” works of the surrealists during the Spanish Flu Pandemic, this piece is my contribution, about us being isolated and yet not alone as artists, writers and humans. We are alone… and yet never alone when we work together for best outcomes.

She Weaves Milagros

“She Weaves Milagros”

This piece won the People’s Choice Award in 2008, at the Allied Arts Fair, Richland, Washington. It is a composition piece, of driftwood, copper wire, and found objects. At the top of the “web” is a glass spider.  It was part of an ongoing set of works exploring Milagros and Mythologies. This piece explores “Spider Woman who Weaves the World.”


Your Dinner is Getting Cold



“Your Dinner is Getting Cold”

This photograph is part 1 of a series representing the 4 seasons.



Raven Woman



“Raven Woman”

This copper wire and found objects angel sculpture is an homage to Pacific Northwest Native art.




The Palouse at 55 MPH

“The Palouse at 55 MPH”

This photograph was taken near Pullman Washington while driving through the Palouse Valley.  It was entered into the Washington State University Chancellor’s Private Gallery show and won acceptance into the Chancellor’s permanent collection.


“Milagro Moments”

The word Milagro means miracle in Spanish. This series was completed in 2009 and shown in a number of art events in Eastern Washington and Hawaii. The pieces are stained glass, copper and silver wire, and found objects.




As a certified MARI® practitioner, my affection for mandalas, which goes back decades, continues to evolve. These simple pen and ink drawings were created to be used as cover pages for my Resiliency Series ebooks, which are now available in the Books section.

Mandala lightbox gallery:

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