Early Recollections

Early Recollections is based on a yearlong expressive Therapy project in a shelter of domestic violence survivors. It is a collaborative work of an ARC member Artist-Therapist and the residents of the shelter. Early Recollections are the first self-selected childhood memories. Even though they happened in the past, they reflect on the individual’s most inner system of beliefs. In the present, they might be used as psychological filters that interfere and define current experiences. Using translucent canvases, the survivors painted their recollections, layered them and altered the images. Rewriting the memories, rewriting the way they view themselves and their surroundings.