Poised in the sombreness of the wood, wolf wonders at her. “What do you see in the darkness that makes you silently tremble Little Red.
Lily and her alters NINA d and Baby Bunny- The Artist(s) produce works that are installation and mixed media/sculpture based.
The works are in response to the fragmented childhood memories of trauma whilst Lily was with her first family, held by the Artist(s) from their pre-verbal childhood in 1970's Colombia, South America.
Lily was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder in 2016.
Lily’s practice is concerned with making sculptural pieces that invoke a sense of profoundness, memory and spirituality.
NINA d's practice is concerned with giving a voice to the experiences that have affected Baby Bunny and is particular are expressed in a more violent and disturbed way.
Baby Bunny is a pre schooler, in her Sensorimotor stage which is a stage identified by Jean Piaget, for children aged birth to 2 years. She at the age where she is learning about the world through their senses and the manipulation of objects. In addition she will watch and play alongside others but won’t join in. She is in between stages of being a spectator/onlooker and exhibiting parallel play. Her pieces are early made where she sites herself in the corner.
“Art has become my shadow, my space in-between and my salvation in times of crisis”.
Dissociative identity disorder is a creative survival mechanism for coping with overwhelming and chronic childhood trauma.
This Dissociative identity disorder is the most extreme manifestation of a dissociative disorder and involves ‘multiple parts of the personality’ existing within one person.
Someone who has dissociative identity disorder may have distinct, coherent identities within themselves that are able to assume control of their behaviour and thought.
Trauma is an event or series of events that are so overwhelming and threatening to life or sanity that a person cannot cope. The mind may switch off (dissociate) during the event or, at the very least, it will not be able to hold together the different elements of the event afterwards and ‘integrate’ them or join them together.
The artist (s) have three alters at present
NINA d- the 15 year old teenager
Baby Bunny- The two year old
by Carolyn Spring | 1 Jul 2012
Check out this Artists talk with Lily Castaño in her studio....