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".


The early years

These 8-1/2 x 11 collages were done from late September 97 until March 98 when I switched to larger artist paper. So these were the earliest clues. The baby on the lower left is me. I think I only now understand this. Interesting someone put it together 11 years ago when I would have to wait this long for an answer. Good idea to keep all notes and drawings!

Please forgive the blacked out faces on the "real" photos. This is ages 1 to 3 (by candles on the cakes). The last photo might be age 4. Top right is little Janie. Next on left is Audrey. Lucy is on the right above my last photo. Someone showing when each came into existence. I know the Audrey/Lucy split was one month after my 3rd birthday--Christmas. (Am just noticing how the alter pictures all have a similar gold/burnt orange color.)

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