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Here You Can Have Your Phone Back
Mixed Media
Varied Scale

This work brings forth physical evidence of an interaction with my abuser. Attached to the rear wall was my cellphone, which after a bout of anger from him, was returned to me in pieces. I have recreated the scene of the pieces and glass shards scattered across tile flooring. This work is significant because it does not present a story from another side, but instead displays the unquestionable and direct result of the story.

This work focuses on the dichotomy between the appearance and actuality of one’s home life. The imagery and color palette allude to unwanted presences and events in my life and illustrate the sharp contrast between the appearance and reality of my home life and every aspect of the work has an important meaning and purpose. My work represents my traumatic childhood and the process of recovery that came from recreating it.