The title of this work refers to the aftermath of a traumatic event.
After you have dealt with the initial wave of emotions, after you have reached a state of catharsis: how do you deal with the emptiness? There’s a sense of loss, a sense of longing for the anger, and when that anger has left, it’s left an absence in its wake. That absence is an empty kind of longing and these works explore that gnawing emotion.
It’s a series still in the making, and is based on my own experiences. The themes surround the ebb and flow of recovery and the relapse of trauma. It is potent in its grasp of survival.