Restoration of what?

Of me as a whole. To accept my trauma, anxiety and depression. As they are not evil or without truth but are mechanisms to bring awareness to healing. To live with them not as evil but as a warning. That healing needs to have time to restore me. To restore my love, work, happiness and focus. Under Restoration is a dedication, and explanation to myself as well to others. This work is my process of things I can not yet speak or understand. I use clay to create a dialogue between my body and my subconscious. To allow any movement to come out as I work with the clay. Ceramics is my healing for my mind, it allows me to reach past my anxiety and depression and to create.The cognitive and spiritual release during my work is important to me as it allows me to understand, process things and to move in new ways.

My work is the communication of mental health within visual expression. The expression of individual experience, and the movement of the body during spiritual and cognitive fluctuation. Mental health is constantly changing in each individual, I strive to give a point of view of living with anxiety and depression. To show something beyond statistics that proves you can live with mental health issues, concerns or disorders and have a full life.

I use clay to create a dialogue between my body and my subconscious. To allow any movement to come out as I work with the clay. Ceramics is my healing for my mind, it allows me to reach past my anxiety and depression and to create a nonverbal explanation. I believe that communication goes beyond the verbal and into a deeper realm when you observe powerful expression of experience.‚ÄčThe experiences that transform your soul, and move you physically are the movements I want to capture in my work. I enjoy listening to how my body and mind are physically impacted by events, ideas and experiences holistically. The cognitive and spiritual release during my work is important to me as it allows me to understand and process things and to move in a new way.

email: s.hanscom.x@gmail.com

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