Selected works from "Losing Sleep" series

Deborah Rockman's avatar Deborah Rockman

"Losing Sleep" is a series of digitally generated images using found and personal photographs, drawings, and digital drawings. "Losing Sleep" explores the trans-generational neglect and abuse of children across the globe. Wounded and scarred children, often the product of damaged and wounded parents, become damaged and wounded adults. The wounded self is frequently passed from one generation to the next in a seemingly endless cycle of dysfunction and identity distortion. In the debate over nature vs. nurture, I embrace elements of both in considering the formation of self-definition. While nature does assign certain fundamental attributes through biological or genetic codes, nurture has the potential to support or subvert those attributes. In examining the powerful role of those responsible for the welfare of our most fragile and vulnerable resource, it becomes apparent that a learned legacy of ignorance, neglect and abuse continues to thrive even while we turn away in disbelief.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Digital Drawing, Lasertran Transfers on Handmade Sheets of Acrylic Medium
  • Width: 22
  • Year created: 2008
  • Height: 3