Our Virtual Survivor Artwork Gallery
Art therapy is just one way survivors of sexual and domestic violence can express what they are feeling and what they have experienced. As part of SARC’s regular support groups, survivors painted these pieces to show what they were feeling at the time. If you want to learn more about joining our free support groups, call SARC’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-773-8570.
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- A New Beginning
I painted this because after surviving my trauma I realized the power of adventure. The world is so big and beautiful, and sometimes, to find that beauty, you just have to get in the car and go. There is peace and freedom in adventure.
2. Moving Mountains
I painted this because in my process of healing, I have uncovered a hidden strength. Often times in life, there are many “mountains,” or struggles we must climb. There is beauty in this climb, strength to know we can get to the top.
I painted “Survive” on top of a pink cloud because this has been a part of my recovery process being on top of clouds. This is how my mind has felt and I have been in “survival” mode.
My sun painting is supposed to represent new beginnings and bright skies.
5. I Said No
I didn’t want to paint this, but the phrase “I said no” and “I meant it” popped into my head. Because I did and I still do mean it.
6. You Grow Through What You Go Through
Grow Through What You Go Through: “I just drew it for spring and some positivity”