Anzara Clark | 2020
Various papers, adhesive, wire, paint.
51cm high x 37cm wide x 25 cm deep
Treasures lie within us that we don’t even know are there until a significant life event causes them to be revealed. Some of our gifts are bestowed through our own experiences and the way we respond to them. Some are bestowed through our DNA inheritance and some through our epigenetic inheritance (inheritance through mechanisms other than genetic DNA). Epigenetics considers how trauma and the response of individuals to it can be passed down through many generations, impacting descendants who have no memory or have never heard the trauma stories of their ancestors. I like to think that this process is also true for the life enhancing and character-building life changing experiences of our ancestors. That they have passed down through the generations, strengths and character gifts that we can bring to bear to meet the challenges of our own lives. Identifying what these gifts are may be the first step towards understanding them and harnessing the power they carry.
1 June 2020