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Narrative: My mom had me bring over food to a neighbor who was abusing me. The day after I brought him pickled pigs' feet, he died. I invite participants to read the dialogue (on the bottoms of the sculptures) with someone aloudf.

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Abuse in the Oval: Pickled Pigs' Feet, Mom, Orie Baker, & Me

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Abuse Trigger: Bread in Coffee
Abuse Trigger: Bread in Coffee

Narrative: He'd dip his bread in coffee. A soggy perversion. Just seeing childlike cookies dipped in milk now triggers my abuse. And yet - I am - in the here and now - a survivor - breathing in and out - And I am free. (When I was a child, an elderly neighbor sexually abused me. He'd dip his bread in soup, etc.)

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Abuse Trigger: Bread in Coffee

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My side: dialogue
My side: dialogue

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Abuse in the Round: Pickled Pigs' Feet, Mom, Orie Baker, and Me
Abuse in the Round: Pickled Pigs' Feet, Mom, Orie Baker, and Me

Narrative: My mom had me bring over food to a neighbor who was abusing me. The day after I brought him pickled pigs' feet, he died.

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Abuse in the Round: Pickled Pigs' Feet, Mom, Orie Baker, & Me

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Abuse Trigger: Cookie in Milk
Abuse Trigger: Cookie in Milk

Narrative: A cookie dipped in milk will not be an abuse trigger because I am a survivor, not a victim. (When I was a child, an elderly neighbor sexually abused me. He'd dip his bread in soup, etc.)

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Abuse Trigger: Cookie in Milk
MFA show
MFA show

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MFA show
MFA show

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Abuse installations at my solo shows
Abuse installations at my solo shows

These are photos taken at two solo shows of my abuse installations. The doll parts along the edges are part of an installation entitled "I Wish I Would Have Spoken Up" I want children to speak up if they are being abused and for adults to do something to stop the abuse. Media: Mixed, but mostly ceramics and resin. Dimensions: Vary, according to the room size, but no larger than 6 feet X 6 feet width and depth. Contact me for purchase.

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MFA show
MFA show

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Abuse Installations at Shows