Women in all of her nature gives life in such a profound way. Without women, life would cease to exist yet as a collective we devalue her strength, her wisdom, her presence and her contribution. ‘Dear Women’ is a tribute to women who have been hurt, abused, suppressed and are victims of assault. It is a homage paid to women who have lost their innate powers and voice to mistreatment and oppression. It is the remembrance of the feminine power as individuals and a collective and the reclaiming of who they are.
The exhibition paints a picture of the four stages of trauma as a result of an abusive experience through a visual journey. It takes you through a series of four walls such as the Wall of Disruption, the Wall of Acceptance, the Wall of Healing: Kintsugi “The Art of Precious Scars”, and finally the Wall of Reintegration – Turning Trauma into Triumph. Each traumatic stage is articulated in various mediums and expressions reflecting the emotional states of the experience. The exhibition hopes to serve as a platform to the voices that have been unheard, to instill power where it is due, and to raise awareness an educate ourselves on these experiences to help prevent them from happening in the future.
*10 percent of all sales will be donated to “Breakthrough”, a non-profit organization for women’s rights. Visit https://inbreakthrough.org/ for more information.