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Detail:  Cranes, Warblers and Ironwood, 2007, oil on plaster and paper, 56 x 60 inches 

Bison, Stag and Horse Paintings 

The paintings explore the correspondences between ancient art and the contemporary imagination.
The image is balanced on the edge of abstraction and can be read as animal, landscape, still life or abstraction.

Birds of the Silk Route Paintings

The Birds of the Silk Route Paintings are inspired by DuBasky’s travels along the Silk Routes in China, India, Central and Southeast Asia where she researched Buddhist cave paintings and ancient art to prepare for her own “modern-day, cave-wall paintings.” The paintings depict birds and plants that are juxtaposed with petroglyphs and symbols within layers of “stratalike” paint that evoke the passage of time and place. The natural and imaginary habitats suggest a world in which all life is interdependent.

Paintings on Paper 

Abstracted bison, stags, horses and birds created with impasto oil paint on paper. 

Monotype and Print Collaborations

View monotypes created with Tandem Press and Cheryl Pelavin Editions, Ltd.

The Silk Route Art Transit Map 

The contemporary transit-style map by Valentina DuBaskyfollows the artist’s travels across the interconnected routes of the Silk Routes. The map envisions artistic exchange in the ancient world as lines, hubs, stops, stations and transfer points that linked great cities, artistic centers, overlapping spheres of artistic influences, and ancient sites.