how beautiful are these pieces by valerie roybal? roybal uses bits and pieces from discarded books and magazines to create these perfectly balanced works of art. the various sections of colour and the multiple layers make them complex and pleasing to the eye. i love art that incorporates emphemera from the past. i like to imagine the how each sliver (antique post cards, handwritten letters, recipes, reference materials and thrift store textiles), represents a sliver of someone else's life.