November 20, 2019

How does trauma affect who we are?

Dylan Hart, 22

In this piece, I’m looking at the contrast between a person before and after life changing traumatic experiences (like losing someone they love).

The drawing shows the togetherness of a life happier than before such happenings and the broken person after.

It is about losing one’s self in the darkness of the things we all dread.

But also showing that the person we once were, before that something changed in our lives for the worst forever, is still there.

People are struggling all around us. This drawing represents the fight to keep up the brave face and a reminder that we are all going through something – sometimes something we can’t even fathom in our heads.

So be kind to each other.

A Polaroid developing in reverse, 2019Pen and inkA3