VALERIE DOWDY ART
VALERIE DOWDY (Art) IS A MULTIMEDIA DISCIPLINARY ARTIST LIVING IN THE CENTRAL VIRGINIA FOOTHILLS OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, WHERE SHE CREATES FROM HER HOME STUDIO.
COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN
THE STUDIO IS CURRENTLY NOT OPEN FOR VISITS
Among those who do not comprehend surrealism are people who look upon the real as verifiable, as something to be checked against past experience or observation. These individuals fail to see that for the surrealist the dimensions of the real cannot be gauged by reference to the familiar. So far as the real appears to have limits, they are foisted upon it by the mental, emotional, and imaginative limitations of spectators accustomed to measure the possible by the already known. For this reason, surrealism and many of its contemporary opponents remained inevitably at loggerheads. The one group insisted on estimating the scope of reality by its possibilities. The other condemned the real to be repetitive of what the past had shown them.
JOHN HERBERT MATTHEWS
The Surrealist Mind