Collages for healing and understanding

I’m trying something new – I’m submitting some artwork to the latest Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse.  The works below have great meaning for some within the system.  I’m a little hesitant about submitting them, but want to support the carnival and the cause it is paying attention to this month – World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

This is one of our common nightmares… trying to escape from a feeling of drowning and being pulled toward a monster or clown.

Layers of dirt, abuse and pain pile up to create a warped view of the world.

What story do the abusers see in their victims eyes?
Do they see anything, or are they scared to look?
I wonder if the look in a victims eyes has ever haunted them or kept them awake at night?


9 thoughts on “Collages for healing and understanding

  1. CG, I love your collage work. It’s heart felt, beautiful and creepy all at the same time. Thank you – and the others in the system – for sharing with us.


  2. What immediately caught my eye was the look in the monster’s eyes – he is self-absorbed, his eyes do not look at what is in front of him at all!

    It’s worse then disgust because if he was at least having been disgusted, then he would be partially acknowledging existence of what and who is there in front of him… but he doesn’t have any contact with reality at all… Nobody exists in his eyes…

    • Exactly T.B.O., no one exists in his eyes… I don’t know if that makes it worse or better – his victim is totally incidental or collateral damage, not worthy of a thought.

      Take care,

  3. Thanks for sharing these. I resonated most with “Story in her eyes”. One day I will pull out my childhood pictures to see the story in that child’s eyes.


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