"Should I tear my heart out now?
Everything I feel returns to you somehow"

-Sufjan Stevens, The Only Thing.

 

Everything Returns to You seeks to visualize emotional abuse through a non explicit manner. Artwork about abuse tends to focus on the physical aspect, often showcasing explicit violence and becoming "tragedy porn". Feeling frustrated with that representation I sought to showcase my own experience not as something meant for pity, but instead as catharsis. Each print features its own unique destruction, symbolizing how each survivor's experience is varied and often one can feel as if trauma is their only identity.