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Sticks and Stones


"Sticks and Stones" by Reverence

mixed media on canvas size 600mm X 600mm

"Sticks and Stones"

Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me. .. Well that's not really the truth now is it??

Names do hurt, quite frankly I'd prefer the broken bones because they heal faster. I have listed in this painting just a few of the things I have been named in my time.

I used to repeat those judgements made by others to myself,  in negative dialogue, in my own head. At times I even believed they may be right...

Until the day I realised that the people who called me those things didn't really know me at all. They didn't know what was going on at my core or how I felt or thought..

So here's the fun part.. You were all wrong about me, I am not the things you said I was, I am everything that you failed to see.

So take a look at me now...