Reba Kittredge Tyson

Region: Northeast


City / State: Brooklyn, NY

 I am interested in the separate lives our bodies and minds lead. Our consciousness exists in the abstract, but it is contained by the physical: flesh, blood, and nerves.

Each injury we survive realigns our connection between body and mind. Pain keeps us alive, reminds us to take care of the flesh we were given. Our bodies cling to that feeling through bruises, scabs, scars to illustrate that we are not invincible. Any physical action that our brain orders can have visceral repercussions. Even if we know it will cause pain, we often decide something is worth doing anyway.

Scars define who you are, not what you deserve or what lies in your future, but what you have proven yourself capable of surviving.

I am concerned with the best way to respond to trauma. Whether the damage be from a forgettable moment or a monumental experience, I intend to honor and remember it.