Survivor Art Warning

Keep in mind that survivor art is not about beauty. It reveals trauma...sometimes in a subtle way. Sometimes rather graphically. The beauty, to me, is in being a witness to my own healing from the images given to me by formerly traumatized and even suicidal alters.

Please use caution in viewing this site. I'm proud to be sufficiently healed to share this art (most of which was done from 1997 to 2000). All depicted in the images have integrated. This is me when I was "we".


Hate him

An example of one of my childhood photos cut out and positioned on a bench. The two photos were from a vacation I took in England at a church. Notice the gorilla arm. Pictures of gorilla masks and real gorillas. Intentional confusion? Lots of images of benches. Scary unknown meaning. One of earliest memories was with father at a graveyard holding gun to my head at dug out grave. He fired but it was empty. To this day, hearing a misfired gun in movies or television causes a greater PTSD reaction than gun being fired. Unknown meaning to above collage...just random thoughts.

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