Unconcealed confessions, 2021
To experience trauma is to learn a sensory language, an uninvited sensory language. How can this sensory language be translated into a pathway for healing? Masks act as an extension of the body in that they add layers to the skin. When we wear masks, we carve a piece of ourselves out- withholding parts of ourselves as unworthy.
Trauma is rememory (Morrison, '87), reconnection, reconstruction, reformation, reformation, reclamation and release.
It's a repetitive process that my mind and body are attempting to resolve.