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Porcelain with glaze
5.5” x 10” x 4.5”

Stripped is about how trauma at a young age can take over an individual's life. The white represents the depletion of nourishment resulting in the loss of life. Not only was my innocents taken from me, but being to fully living my life was also taken, resulting in my life being stripped to just the shell of what it once was.

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.