The Abstract & Surreal Artwork of Colleen D. Gjefle

Before & After

2003 – Mixed Media – 14″ x 25″

This is another angry image, demonstrating my rage at how I was beginning to see my young self “before” and “after” the abuse began. My childhood went from “picture perfect” to a mangled, desecrated reflection of what it used to be. It also reflects how I often wonder what kind of person would I have been if I hadn’t violated and damaged.

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