Artist Statement

I was sexually abused as a child and kept it a secret until my early 20s. Although I generally have peace with the events that transpired, I realized the way I am now was because of past trauma. The art-making process allows me to be vulnerable without fear or judgment. The result is being able to reclaim the pieces of myself that were broken and tarnished.

I put the broken pieces back together by creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional self-portraits. I often intuitively work with soft materials that bring a sense of comfort and fluid mediums that allow me to develop fast painterly marks. The process is soothing, brings back a sense of play, and transports me to a child-like state. The lack of always having preconceived ideas helps me feel liberated and free.

- Narong Tintamusik

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