Breathe and Bloom
By Gloria Molyneux
February 8 – March 17, 2017
Gloria Molyneux felt Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) before she knew its name. She experienced mild secondary PTSD growing up from repeatedly hearing her closest loved ones tell stories of war, escape, refuge, and survival. However, she couldn’t fully understand until she experienced chaos and tragedy firsthand. Breathe & Bloom is Molyneux’s first public visualization of how her brain worked through trauma toward recovery and healing.
Molyneux explains that the brain is commonly known to hold three kinds of memory: working memory, sensory memory, and long-term memory. “PTSD wreaks havoc in a survivor’s life by giving seizures to the working memory, confusing the sensory memory, and keeping only low-charged batteries for the long-term memory, causing it to squeak like a dying fire alarm,” she writes in her artist’s statement.
Molyneux reached for healing through art and spiritual practice. Through these practices and connecting with others in her community, she began to feel safe and able to breathe again.
February 8, 2017
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