Please walk in honor and take away only memories from the site.   
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Like the flower blooming from a crack in the sidewalk,

this art seeks to remind that beauty, hope and courage

sustain us in the midst of our lives.

And that how we see the world shapes our lives.

"The aim of art is to represent
not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance."
- Aristotle

Please browse the site to participate in the experience.

Contact the Artist
with any questions or comments.

Thank you!

Lotus Daze

On The Surface

What Lies Beneath

Valerie Rippey is a photographer,
former painter and a seeker of truth.

She creates artistic renderings
exploring the world around us
and our journey through it.

If you are looking for angry art,
keep looking.  

You won't find it here.

"It is the function of art to renew our perception.   What we are familiar with we cease to see."
- Anis Nin