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#MeToo - Hope In Release

Sherry Barrett's avatar Sherry Barrett

There are 3 kinds of forgiveness: Exoneration, Forbearance and Release. Release is for those unforgivable situations where the perpetrator hasn't asked for forgiveness and never will. It's for #MeToo victims who will receive no acknowledgment and no justice. Victims don't have to carry around the stinking trash of those unforgiven memories that replay rent free in their mind. Victims seem free because they can walk to infinity North and West on the pier. Victims think they can carry all the wrongs done to them because they're floating on the barge, but this trash is strangling them and keeping others at a distance. This painting highlights the options: incarceration to the wounds of your past OR letting go of the mountain of wrongs so you can do what you really want to do. Take the rope off your neck at any time by releasing the wrongs done to you and sailing away into a limitless future where your past doesn't rule you. There is hope for everyone in release.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • Width: 72 inches
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 48 inches