Valentina DuBasky, an artist known for her evocative magical realist style featuring totemic animal images and lushly colored surfaces. . . .There is something wonderfully provocative about the different degrees to which the birds are depicted as “being there. . .” This effect of fading in and out helps to create a vivid sensation of movement, suggesting a cyclical condition wherein time and place vary, but the processes of birth and rebirth remain constant.