TRAUMA
 

'the pool of darkness spreading around you, framing you in gloom' (Hamilton,L 'That Was Yesterday')
 

Made as a response to the writing of Lynn Hamilton this piece was specially created for the BEYOND TRAUMA exhibition at South Hill Park, Bracknell.

Lynn writes about the different aspects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, communicating the impact of trauma on masculinity and the human mind, using stereotypes like the broken hero. Inspired by her story THAT WAS YESTERDAY this piece symbolizes the cycle of repetitive traumatic emotions often felt by PTSD sufferers. 
Blood coloured spiky lengths are wrapped around each other in a circular motion intertwined with barbed wire to express pain and suffering. A few of these lengths emerge into buds of hope to represent possible recovery and peace.
 

 

mixed yarns, mixed fabrics, wire, pva glue, barbed wire

Trauma textile wall hanging in the Beyond Trauma exhibition at South Hill Park