Construction. Destruction. The cyclical nature of creation is as organic as the decomposition of nature. For artist Valerie Hegarty, the joy of her work lies in its demolition rather than its making. Characterized by canvases and antiques that have been burned, ripped, melted, torn, cracked, and even shot at, we can relate to Hegarty’s passionate destruction of untarnished pieces. Her intentional destruction channels that never-ending struggle of man versus nature; our desire for and against civilization. Who hasn’t wanted to shoot or burn a work by which you have become frustrated? Props to you, Valerie Hegarty. Check out more from Valerie by visiting her Official Website here.