17 November 2011

Bruises You Left Behind

Pen and Chinese Ink Stick on 9 × 12 inch Canvas paper.

Bruises you left behind are about domestic violence. It can happen to a child, a woman, or a man. This kind of violence never selected its victim just like any other violence. Violence is violence no matter in what manner.

I had experienced of it myself; it was a very long and tiring emotional journey so this work is very personal for me.

Somewhere along the way, I met friends who had similar past. Some of their experiences were more gruesome than I did but they made it through. It amazed me, knowing people could actually manage to get out by themselves from that kind of situation without help from others. They taught me how not to be angry anymore. They convinced me not all people fills with hate, which was hard to believe at the time because sometimes this world proves it otherwise.

It is never easy to learn to trust other people but you have to start again somewhere or life will never go on. Therefore, if you think there is nobody left to love you, the only one who must love you is yourself. That can be your good start. If only I could wish, I hope lessen children will experience it.

Bruises You Left Behind by Poisonlolly