relevant.recycling.rapid cycling. by Susan T Martin
MY SITE IS IN NO WAY RELATED TO ANY RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION. ALL CONTENT IS COPYRIGHT BY LAW, AND MUST BE CREDITTED TO SUSAN T. MARTIN OR FACE STRICT COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTAL PROPERTY LAWS. THIS SITE CONTAINS ONLY THE WORDS THOUGHTS, AND ARTWORK OF CREATOR, SUSAN T. MARTIN, unless credited to another person.
. These Works were compiled for my Solo Show at The Morean Arts Center during Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The Autobiographical Works are a portal into the Flashbacks and Emotional Upheaval of Violent Sexual Abuse that I have experienced, beginning at age 8. My Art is a necessary work that I am compelled to create, as a coping mechanism and therapy for my PTSD and Bipolar Mania and Depression.
. It is my way to express to the World that I am Vibrantly Alive and Healing…and as I let the images and memories tell the narrative I share my Hope, a hope that other survivor’s can find solace in creative processes also…
I am an Artist, Poet and Author. A Survivor of Violent Sexual Abuse and Rape, I have lived thru Severe Domestic Violence, Twenty Three years of Addiction and Alcoholism, Family Dysfunction, Chronic Pain, Dependence on Opioids, and 2 Venomous Snake Bites...I have Been Stabbed, Shot at, Tied to a Tree and Choked Unconscious. A Quarter Horse Rolled on Me, as did a Lawn Tractor. I also Wrecked a Harley into a Tree! I also have PTSD and Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder, and spent my 18th birthday in a Locked Psychiatric Ward. I am so much more than this: I feel like a tiny seed that sprouted in a desert, and now has grown into a Passion Vine. My Art is my Voice, Screaming, Crying, Praying, Loving, Laughing, Healing- all in Riotous Color...