Valentine Pierce

Restoration Residencies Artistic
Type of work
Poet and Photographer

Valentine Pierce is a poet, writer, photographer and graphic designer who is very active in the New Orleans art scene. She has been writing for more than 30 years and her creative and journalistic work has been published throughout the United States. She works full-time as a graphic designer, journalist and photographer and spends most of her free time performing or creating. Her interests are varied and her hobbies include numerous handcrafts: especially embroidery, sewing, crochet, and knitting.

“After having experienced the uprooting of my family and the community which had become second nature to me, my senses, during those unpredictable times, were heightened to the point where every encounter was filtered through my psyche like the discovery of a foreign world. Nothing was just what it was. A spoon became a drumstick. A leaf became a spoon. Lucianne and Joe Carmichael stood for my grandparents who had passed away less than five months after the storm. A Studio in the Woods was my home when I no longer had a home in New Orleans.” – Valentine Pierce