Unseen Unheard: Voices Of Children Of Battered Women

Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

Room-Sized. Site-Specific Installation, in collaboration with the children at the Shelter for Battered Women. Multiple media Installation: a central row of hand-made masks, life-size paper dolls, 11 mirrors with words engraved, 5 little black houses set against a background of silk-screened drawings. The drawings and other elements were the result of a two-month workshop and were installed to address the issue of domestic violence from the children’s point of view.

Overall view of the gallery space

Overall view of the gallery space

  • Overall view of the gallery space
  • View of masks made by children
  • Detail of silkscreened children's drawings on maini wall
  • View of the gallery as reflected by mirror with etched text
  • Viewer explaining the artwork
  • Child's drawing as seen by peering into the window of one of the small houses
  • Child's drawing as seen by peering into the window of one of the small houses
  • Child's drawing as seen by peering into the window of one of the small houses
  • Child's drawing as seen by peering into the window of one of the small houses
  • Announcement postcard for the show depicts children of the shelter wearing their masks