Adrienne Richardson Artist Statement

Art Supports Healing

As a trauma survivor, creating art allows me to be in the depths of my suffering and shame without judgement.  It makes the here-and- now tolerable.

My Work is...

Dark yet Vibrant;

Pure yet Perverted;

Simple yet Complex;

Powerful yet Vulnerable;

 Shocking yet Soothing. 

Art as Integration

Art supports the integration of my polarities. By acknowledging my extremes I have experienced moments of harmony, and moments of contact with not only my self, with the other, and with the field. 

I am always in process and draw inspiration from my edge, and from meeting others relationally at theirs, for those to dare go there with me.