Mutnjakovic

the style is the space between the lines of the words which cannot be spoken out loud.

Imagine for a moment what it takes to return to the source of one’s trauma. Drawn from within, its forms explore what were once irreducible elements, but rather than being a source of loneliness trauma empowers creation. Like blank paper, catharsis for me was a profound emptiness. Emptiness is a sacred space. Emptiness is where one’s work begins. Emptiness is where one’s vital energy converts chemistry of mind to alchemy of spirit. It is a path to where trauma and love meet in harmony. To arrive at the source, one must relive one’s pain, humiliation, and anxiety from deep within the hidden recesses of the body’s memory. In my determination to heal I touched the node, the ultimate link between life and death. Each of my forms, images and drawings comes from the furthest extreme of pain, from the brink of madness. Born of trauma, emotion and will they are as much a discovery as they are my odyssey. What was struggling to reveal itself, banging against my ribs all these years, was vital energy buried deep within the guts of my work. Today, the atonement of my trauma does not come through completion of my work but through the dialogue of healing it offers for me and the viewer.

Comments

08/08/2018

Waltraud Pospischil

It is awesome and groundbreaking. I still get PTSD inhibitions to reach complete memories or artistic visualizations of my traumatic experiences. But I found some "rabbit hole" into which I descended, where I paint putting magic and love into everything.

01/08/2018

JoEllen Pittl

Incredible work! The detail is unbelievable!

28/07/2018

Dave Mutnjakovic

Shift

Gift

Chance

Happiness

Troubles

Protection 

Confidence

Faith

Quiet

Quest

Fulfillment

Reality

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