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Abuse by latest-disaster Abuse by latest-disaster
This is my final piece i did for my Art GCSE exam on the topic of conflict. I chose to do child abuse.

There's a lot of symbolic meaning in the piece. I drew the young girl in a cell to show how she is a victim trapped in her life of abuse. She has a black eye and looks like she is wasting away showing her destruction. the hanging teddy bear is a represetation of her childhood which has been damaged and taken from her. The dying flower in her hand is her lifeline and the receding candle represents hope. The eyes displayed behind the prisoner bars is the threat, in this case the threat being the abuser which haunts her life. The scissors which is part of the wire meshing and also where the bear is hanging from shows that if helped she will be released from her prison and be able to regain her childhood and life before its too late.

Done in black pen. References used for the wire fencing and scissors.
(c) Leo
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Beffer95 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing.
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Emotional-Train Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i think you should check out my child abuse sculptures. [link] and [link]
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sklauda1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Whoa... looks like what you'd see in my bedroom around age 8.
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skylineautobot23 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
umm...........that's so sad and child abuse is hell for me. :(
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Arceus-sama Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
... Nice job :)
this is knda hard for me to see though, I was abused for... 13 years of my life... :/
It's hard.
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judyfarbach Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
I am grabbed by your visualization and understanding. WOW.

Judy Farbach
ASCA-Kitsap (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, Kitsap County Washington)
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Lizz132 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Amazing... And powerfull... :)
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jigokushoujo25 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student General Artist
this is amazing, it speaks to you through the picture like art should. this is briliiant and every aspect of it has a meaning behind it.
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latest-disaster Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
thank you :)
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darkshadowsvampiress Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
It seems this piece could really reach out to a lot of people. Power through art is amazing. Great work. <3
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