In my culture, we believe that our ancestors, whether they are kings, queens, gods, or goddesses, are a part of us and guide us throughout our lives. I like to work with the female form and depict her as a nature bearing being by combining references of African deities as well as aspects of my own background. I am currently exploring ways to visually communicate my ideas through use of imagery and my choice of materials.
Jyneise S. Valmont was born in Mineola, NY, and raised in Roslyn Heights, NY. She currently lives in Hempstead, NY, and is a 2015 BFA candidate at the Fashion Institute of Technology.