90 х 100
acrylic on canvas
Trauma remains with a person forever. Even when the trauma is healed, a scar remains after it, which is perceptible, hurts, speaks. After the trauma, a person remains incomplete, isolated from the environment, transparent.
The trauma, which is timely cured and mourned over, can be healed faster. It’s terrifying to mourn over the trauma – this means to reveal your vulnerability. This other side of a person is being carefully camouflaged and hidden in the everyday battle. This side has remained from deep childhood, but it didn’t turn into a rudiment. This side has come deeper, into another dimension, into the space of unconscious, behind the line.
Trauma is closely linked with shame. To overcome your shame, you need to pay a heavy price – to tell your secret. Every secret wants to be told. Dead bodies do not want to rest in their graves until their stories are told. The trauma, which is testified by others, is easier to be cured. People listened to it and heard about it, looked at it and saw it, perceived it and felt it. Mountains see everything. They see the trauma and testify it. And, the trauma is being cured.
The painting was exhibited:
28 October 2020 – Virtual naїve art museum, https://naivemuseum.in.ua/
15 August – 30 September 2020 – There is feminism…, group exhibition, Gender Culture Center, Kharkiv, Ukraine