Breathing Through the Trigger

2021
Collages
Collage with Linoleum Block, Monoprint and Acrylic Elements on Wood Panel
24 x 24 inches

This collage on wood represents its title - it’s about my ability to self regulate my emotions and not be reactive, but instead to be responsive in my own healing work. In the past, I didn’t understand what triggers or boundaries were, given that I had not grown up in a family that honored those concepts. Yet in my 40’s, I acquired and adopted the language and tools to manage them. Something that I really loved about this piece was the combination of red and green.