Portrait of Valentine Herrenschmidt

Valentine breathes life into phrases and words, transforming them into elegant sculptures for the wall or the ceiling

© Valentine Herrenschmidt.

Valentine Herrenschmidt, a sculptor and calligrapher, was once an actress. She transformed the words she used to utter on stage, firstly into small jewellery pieces, then into calligraphed sculptures that can be hung on the wall or from the ceiling. Phrases which she creates in a continuous copper, brass, iron or steel wire which she lacquers with intense colours.

Valentine breathes life into phrases and words, transforming them into elegant sculptures for the wall or the ceiling. In the form of calligraphed pictures, mobiles and sculptures, her creations are all hand and tailor made.