Valerie George built a recording studio inside her 1983 Mercedes wagon. She has toured the country as Nam June Psyche, recording collaborations with other artists, soundmakers, noisemakers, landscapes, soundscapes, and the rain.
With a nod to the spirit of Alan Lomax, and the forty-year history of the D.I.Y. music community, Nam June Psyche sets out to document and archive a visual and aural collaboration with artistic experimenters within the ever changing American landscape. Albums, tape sets, videos, sculptures, drawings, and photographs created with the experimental data collected on her journeys are being exhibited through out the country.
Valerie received her MFA from the University of California at Davis. She is currently the Head of Sculpture at the University of West Florida and was the visiting lecturer of Sculpture at Stanford University in summer, 2009.