The human torso, housing our most critical organs, is the core of the human body. Life is marked by the rising and falling of our chests, and our passions and fears are stored in our guts and our hearts. In “100 Calls”, Michaela labours over 100 individually crafted torsos, each adorned with flowers sketched over the course of the lockdown. Each torso honors one woman and her story, representing the 100 calls the police in England and Wales receive on average every hour relating to domestic abuse (HMIC, 2015). With strips of clay like bandages, Michaela builds each torso up in a symbolic act of care and empathy, tending to the often-unseen wounds that come from domestic abuse. The hand-traced flowers on each body signify the processes of healing and change that may follow, as well as a hope for a better future. 

ABOUT US

Sheroes is a collaborative project that highlights hidden herstories through the arts.

If you want to support the sheroes cause, please donate. All the money raised will go to running more Sheroes events.

Powered by Lon-art. Funded by Arts Council England.. Copyright © Lon-art.org 2019.  All rights reserved

Welcome to Sheroes Revoluciones

Please be aware that the exhibition contains sensitive content that may be triggering for some. 
 
If you feel you need to speak to a professional 
please call the FREE 24h  NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE on:  
0808 2000 247 ***Free helpline 
 
In case of emergency please call 111 
or 
the Samaritans on their free 24h helpline 116 123
 
For more specialist services please visit our Women’s Support page
 
Stay safe!

What do you think?

We'd love your feedback !

Sign up for updates