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".



All I know of Lexi is on the front and back of a single collage page. Was this a male to female "switch"? More convincing of male instead of female? Regardless, you can see she is enduring something not pleasant. This is a good example of how I might have cut out one picture which would be in a pile for months until I find one that goes with it. I believe the alter would identify what was needed to cut out. Clearly, the small picture of Lexi on the second collage goes with the alter on the first collage.

The other interesting part of the process was that Lexi knew exactly where her other picture was in my piles when the second picture turned up. Not *my* memory cells recalling locations.

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