Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Emotional Abuse: Speech Constriction

Last year I entered a call for entries for the Society of North American Goldsmiths "The Body Adorned," and I was fortunate to be chosen for their first ever online exhibition.  I was very excited to when I found out, because I had never been in a national exhibition yet.  The theme centered on “adornment as experience” on the landscape of the body, and images of pieces on the models. 

Coinciding with the opening next week, I'll do a little background on my series about emotional abuse.  The first piece in the series is titled "Speech Constriction."  It is designed for the abuser to use on the abused, as a form of control.  Emotional abuse occurs between partners, siblings, parents, step-parents, "friends" . . .  It can happen to anyone, not just a significant other, and the purpose of my pieces on the subject is to raise awareness about it.