The Burden

For me, this painting sets the tone for the works that proceed forth from it. One way in which the mental faculties of my husband and I were weakened after the initial, life-threatening birth trauma, was through the psychological abuse tactic of *gas lighting*(see resources page for definition) as well as the SIL who took it upon herself to spread lies about us in the community we were new to. These lies came back to us through MANY "visitors" to my downstairs apartment w/o my consent.