Hannah Ravenscroft

‘The Flames’

Mixed Media

This piece is highly symbolic of my experience of working as a trainee art psychotherapist in a mental health hospital. The mixed media is representative of the different materials that the patients used in our sessions, with the imagery depicting themes of danger, which was often explored in relation to self-harm and suicidal ideation.

Within my image I have portrayed communication between two wolves, despite them being separated by the chaos of their surroundings. One wolf cries out, whilst the other remains calm and listens. Additionally, the rats represent aspects of personalities fighting to survive, scurrying away from the fire and burying themselves in the sand, whilst the rain desperately struggles to suppress the blaze.

Contact details: HannahRavenscroft@hotmail.co.uk

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