A series of three life size Hearts describing the stages of healing after traumatic events. From the child's first exposure to violence, to the adult's process of healing. Each Heart shows the path of recovery using different tools and processes.

2018 24th Annual El Corazón Juried Exhibition
2018 SYNChronicity Juried Exhibition
2018 Bryn Mawr Juried Show "Art Ability Show"

The small black heart was created with a combination of clay hand building, metalsmithing techniques, and exposure to an open fire. To perform the burning ash technique, I started by electro-forming copper to the outside of a hand built, bisque fired, clay form. After electro-forming it for several days, the smaller heart was placed into the fire pit as well, resulting in a very organically burned texture.