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Healing Is A Process Art

By February 25, 2021No Comments

Interactive artwork from a child in KidsPeace programming

Artistic expression allows KidsPeace kids to both explore and communicate. Take a look at this simple piece completed by one of our children.  Press the “Play” button, and  mouse over the numbered circles to understand the emotion behind their art.

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Notice the heart as depicted by this child.

It’s broken.

It’s also stitched together….

but not fully.

2

The blue around the broken heart could be water, indicating a feeling of drowning….

Or air? Indicating loneliness?

This child has experienced significant trauma, but is working to keep it together by acting like everything is OK.

3

The center heart is the heart of a KidsPeace child. No longer stitched together, this heart is fully separated and bleeding…

Or are those tears?

4

The area surrounding the heart has gone from blue to black, representing turmoil, anger, hurt and sadness.

The child is in pain, facing difficult memories and confusing feelings… a necessary step in the journey toward healing and hope.

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And finally, the end of this child’s healing journey. It’s been an emotional and painful process, but this new heart is whole – surrounded by light and with rays shining from it, as if the heart is merging with a morning sun and delivering a message of a new day, new opportunity, new future and hope.

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The child named this work “Healing is a Process.”

And it certainly is…

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