Amazing Resilience honours survivors of child abuse, and their amazing resilience of the human spirit. This piece is based on my own experience. While I was being abused, I saw myself older and taller, as an adult, calling to me, helping me cope. A photograph of this artwork featured on the leaflet for the […]
I have these ribbons at my exhibitions, on which people can write messages as a sign of support for survivors and victims of abuse. Offering words of public validation and a social response that we are not alone, we have nothing to be ashamed of and we are not worthless. Here are a few things […]
Amazing Resilience, The Vestibules, Bristol, March 2018. Art in the Wood, Leigh Woods, Bristol, 2017. Clearlines Festival, London, November 2017.
It’s about what it’s like to mentally leave yourself and create other worlds to hide in. It’s about what it’s like to seek justice and fail. It’s about the abusers words come true–“No one will believe you”. It’s about how it is to live in two worlds–where your carers abuse you and then act normal […]
In order to forget the abuse I created another world where I could put my mind whilst my body was being abused. This piece is a cartoon version of the sculpture of a girl lying on the mattress (The Forgotten One) The cartoon girl is floating and disappearing in a tower made from Battenberg cake. This […]
THE DISPOSABLE GIRLS. The Disposable Girls bodies suggest a surrender, a frozen stance to show how the process of abuse is one of humiliation where the girls are forced to abandon themselves in order to survive these ordeals. The girls learn to disconnect as they lose trust in themselves. All these sculptures have moveable armature and can […]
O A pile of letters shows the alphabet unformed, some are half formed words The words are separate from the body, showing that slowly, the words came- whole words I found years on.
Skin Talks are large pieces of pink rubber that symbolise skin. The words show the imprint of trauma resides in my flesh. ‘SKIN-TALK’ WORDS … IMPRINT The feelings got mixed in with the bruises the hate got transferred onto me the imprint now visible on my skin I can see it UP AND BEYOND It […]
A group of survivors of a peadophile ring that is forgotten, who are bound together not as individuals but as one identity. They represent a powerlessness and a state of invisibility that comes from the the impact of abuse and the experience of being disbelieved and blamed.