Maybe she would like to be born, as Mowgli, abandoned in a creek in the middle off the jungle. The Valentine’s universe draws a lot out from jungle and nature.
The animal skin is a big inspiration source for her, she devotes her research on the theme : “skin changing”. She practices those transformations on models first, with make up, gradually the make up becomes prosthesis, and prosthesis are accompanied with costumes and real skins. She drops the serpent skin shed on her skin and works the forsaken fish skin.
These interests for the “exotic” animals, she owes it from her childhood spent in Latin America, and from her origins. Daughter of a nicaraguan mother and a Uruguayan father, her youth is influenced by those round trips between the two continents.
In her early life, she is creating a tight bond between her and the painting. After several years in the consumer studies, she begins fine art studies, and diversifies her practice all about her universe of predilection.
Since the late 2017, she takes back her iguana costume and makes appearances into various spaces and events. This costume allows her to bring the animal presence in the human world and to explore the links between people, character and public.