A painting from the range 'Infinite Pieces of Me'
This idea was born and inspired by the healing journey from Dissociation and trauma as a result of sexual abuse but is also symbolic of any kind of life struggle
Each piece of work is individually made and represents the aspects of self that become separated following abusive experiences.
The colours represent the different experiences of mind, body & soul. Black and white are always present on the art representing balance, light/dark, male/female, ying/yang and the gold holding the pieces together is significant.
Gold repair on cracks is known as Kintsugi and is the Japanese art of repairing with gold to create a perfectly imperfect piece of beauty.
I found this greatly symbolic of the healing journey surrounding abuse and its after affects such as Dissociation, PTSD, vulnerability and shame, to name but a few.
I strongly believe we have the ability to be the gold and to bring back together all the pieces of self. The outline of gold on the circle and other patterns represents that we are already whole. We are Infinite beings with the power to heal, reclaim the voice and claim back the power that was stolen from us.
We may have had difficult experiences but we are already a perfectly imperfect piece of beauty. This artwork tells a story and is a celebration of overcoming traumatic pain and in doing so discovering the infinite divine self.
acrylic, oil based pen