Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fragmented....but free

This is my 3rd collage card of the 5 series that I call my "story". This one has two main ideas. The first is that I felt completely fragmented, like the many tiles that are the construct of this one building - yet I knew that I was one distinct person. For a long time I didnt seem to have a stable "self", but rather I had many different ways of being and interacting with the world. But - I always believed that I would find my solution to this feeling of fragmentation and was ready to take that scary step into the unknown (the door at top right) and believed that I would find something on the other side to stand or or I would begin to fly...

2 comments:

Ellen said...

I'm enjoying your artwork Susan. I think a house is a great metaphor for the self. And to what you say below, if we could 'freely talk about' what happened, my bet is, we'd no longer have PTSD.

Ellen

Susan said...

Thank you, Ellen - I really appreciate your comments. And yes; being able to talk about what happened in a safe environment and have my experiences validated has been a huge part of finding my way out of the darkness...but I am not at a place where I talk about a lot of details openly outside of that safe place.