Valerie Hird
Maiden voyages
 
Diary Excerpts
 
DB Diary, May; A Day At The Beach   KK Diary, April - Getting Ready for My Day   SK Diary, July - To Return or Not Return - That is the Question
         
  NS Diary, August - Shopping in Beruit   VH Diary, November - Working Through a Cold  
     
 
Big Drawings
 
Big Drawing 1   Big Drawing 2   Big Drawing 3
         
Big Drawing 4   Big Drawing 5   Big Drawing 6
         

The Maiden Voyages Project, are series of hand-drawn illustrations and large-scale drawings by Hird inspired by the diary texts of women from Jordan, Iran, Egypt and the Palestinian West Bank. The project - intended to be exhibited both as original art and as an animated graphic blogs for the internet - explores cultural difference within the context of the daily lives of ordinary individuals.