Porcelain with glaze
5.5” x 10” x 4.5”
Poisoned reveals how trauma can be a such a toxic experience that it completely poisons the rest of your life. The glaze and soft pastel create a rotting texture of the heart. How once these experiences and words enter, it ends up poisoning the mind. Once the mind is poisoned so is life.
After years of battling and struggling, my trauma has not only affected me mentally but it has also affected my physically. The hearts to display the different ways trauma has affected me. Clay was chosen because of the process of firing, because refinement forms strength through the fire. The actions seen within the video display how the trauma felt and took place. The reenactment of my hurt and the creation of these piece have not only help heal me, but they have also helped me move forward.