Little did the world suspect that this motely group of people called the Saturday Group of Artists headed by a goateed gentle person by the name of Cesar F. Legaspi would rock the Philippine art scene. The group comprised what would become the who’s who in the art firmament. Cesar Legaspi (National Artist), Ang Kiukok (National Artist), BenCab (National Artist), Juvenal Sanso (Presidential Medal of Merit), Malang, Onib Olmedo, Romulo Olazo, Ephraim Samson were among the stellar all-star cast of this gathering.
Nature, to Valencia, is a quasi-religious experience with one’s own Higher Being and the Universe strongly put in focus. While investigating nature through his art, Valencia ends up understanding himself even better and reflecting on his role in life and the purpose of his own being.