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Walking on Broken Glass

Dawn Buist's avatar Dawn Buist

It is a statue of a woman covered in words. The words that are prominent are words of degradation, the soul crushing words said in domestic abuse, the verbal abuse that can escalate into physical abuse. And she is walking on broken mirror which represents the destruction of self image. Her face is exposed to show the doll like image we portray to the world. And there is a single tear coming down her cheek to show her inner pain that is unseen. Where her heart is it is wrapped in barbed wire to show the wounds no one sees. Her hands are bond by chains that hold her captive to the abuse and her abuser. I invite everyone to write their own painful words which I will add to the piece.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
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  • Medium: paper, fiberglass, glass
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  • Year created: 2017
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