As part of our #createandrecover exhibition here we introduce David and his art.

David's story

Art is the medium that creates the space for me to navigate and negotiate, unashamedly with the most difficult aspects of my competing identities and their unmet needs that formed unhealthy beliefs about myself and others. Through art I find compassion and the ability to regain control so that I can thrive in the present.

I understand that my art may elicit feelings within others. I think when we explore the subject of trauma, it is naturally incredibly uncomfortable – but ultimately where conversations begin and transformative growth takes place.