Exploring tension, stress and trauma through art.

Artworks featured at SPRING/BREAK NYC 2022:

COURAGE (The Freedom Grill)
“I brought you flowers, man.” (Bartering with life)
SILENCE IS VIOLENCE
A Mirror of Dread (Narcissus: The Narcissist’s Mirror)

This art collection is inspired by the struggles and triumphs of the millions of people, primarily women and children, but also men and people of non-binary gender identity who fall victim to Domestic Violence each year. At the foundation of domestic abuse and Intimate Partner Violence is the exercise of power of one partner over another in an effort to dominate, subjugate and control. Where we once thought of Domestic Abuse in terms of physically violent incidents, we now see that Coercive Control is the more common form of domestic abuse, in which tactics of psychological, financial, legal, sexual, as well as physical abuse are employed. We've also come to understand that children are directly harmed by this pattern of abuse.

Dr. Andrew Cicchetti-

To learn more about Coercive Control, read:
Invisible Chains by Dr. Lisa Aranson Fontes
Coercive Control in Children's and Mother's Lives by Dr. Emma Katz

Dr. Christine Cocchiola on Instagram
Dr. Andrew Cicchetti on Twitter.


Artworks featured in video:

Bartering with life (“I brought you flowers, man.”)
Black and Blue
UA HO
SILENCE IS VIOLENCE
Restricted Custody (disorders)
A Mirror of Dread (Narcissus: The Narcissist’s Mirror)
COURAGE (The Freedom Grill)

“Domestic violence—and violence against women—does touch so many of us. It’s not a private matter. It is protected by silence. Each of us must examine and change the ways in which our own behavior might contribute to, enable, ignore, or excuse all such forms of violence.” —Sir Patrick Stewart

The Ten Hidden Dangers of the Family Courts for Victims of Coercive Control

A petition under Article 8 of the Family Court Act having been filed in this Court; and the Petitioner, Gwendolyn C. Skaggs having appeared with counsel; and the Respondent, Xxxxxxx Xxxx Xxxxxxx having not appeared; and the Respondent, Xxxxxxx Xxxx Xxxxxxx having failed to appear and the matter having duly come on for a fact-finding hearing by inquest before this Court; And the Court finds that after hearing the proofs and testimony offered in relation to the case; The following allegations in the petition are supported by a preponderance of the evidence: Respondent committed family offenses of assaults 3 degree, harassment in second degree, menacing in the second degree, stalking in the fourth degree, criminal mischief in the 4th degree. and that Respondent committed acts constituting the following family offenses: harassment in the first or second degree, menacing in the second or third degree, stalking, and criminal mischief. And the Court further finds the following aggravating circumstances: parties were in an intimate relationship. Respondent committed family offenses of assaults 3 degree, harassment in second degree, menacing in the second degree, stalking in the fourth degree, criminal mischief in the 4th degree. Petitioner suffered physical injury which is an aggravating circumstance. ; And the matter having duly come on for a dispositional hearing, and the Court having made examination and inquiry into the facts and circumstances of the persons involved, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the petition is GRANTED; and it is further ORDERED that the Respondent shall for a period not in excess of five years observe the conditions of behavior specified in the Order of Protection entered and annexed to and made a part of this order; Dated: April 23, 2021

The perpetrator is wanted by the police:
Black (Haitian) speaks with an accent
Long dreads
Approximately 5'-8" 150lbs
Makes kites
Beware! He is active on dating apps
Is copying my bug art process and attempting to claim rights to it.

Let this be known: I was NOT in a romantic relationship with the perpetrator. He is a con artist. My life was hijacked by a narcissistic sociopath and to date, he continues to display and exhibit ALL behaviors, acts, tactics and traits of this. He is a predator: Someone who manipulates and harms others to get the things they want. A person who engages in such behavior may also be referred to as a sociopathic narcissist or sociopathic malignant narcissist.

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