“Through the Eyes of a Survivor” Show

THROUGH The EYES Of A SURVIVOR—Solo Show

.   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…

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Fleeting, c.Susan T. Martin 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 16″ x 20″ $500.00
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Detail of “Fleeting”
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“Then and Now” Mixed Media on Board, 14.5″x 33″ $650.00 c.S.T.Martin2018
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Another View in Perspective, Then and Now, by Susan T. Martin 2018
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We’re All Innocent, mixed media on 36″ x 24″canvas, by Susan T. Martin $600.00

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About Susan T. Martin

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...