Tatum Elizabeth creates transcendent healing body art.

The collage process serves as exercise of trauma healing, where she takes triggering sexualized imagery and transforms them into ethereal expressions of the human form.

 

"My collages bring light to the heaviness of trauma. I was experiencing flashbacks, dissociation and was sometimes triggered by sexualized imagery. The local gas station sold pornographic magazines so I bought them. I brought them home, I cut them up, rearranged, and made them into something new. I made them sometimes funny, sometimes pretty, but I made them safe. I exercised control over them, but it was control within the parameters of what was in front of me."

Collaging is an exercise of agency reminding me that while I cannot change the trauma of the past, I can choose how I create my future. 

A portion of every sale is donated towards
survivors of sexual assault.

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