Ghost of Pain is a self-portrait taken from photographic artist Jaeda DeWalt’s 44 rooms series and is a part of the DeWalt Gallery collection.
GHOST OF PAIN
I often wonder, my precious child
if you will ever forgive me,
for sending you back to heaven prematurely.
Will we meet again…
when I have left this mortal existence
and slipped into your realm?
You entered my body through a violent act.
Your mere presence inside me;
a daily reminder of that horrific night.
That evil man took away my sanctuary.
Not only did he steal my body,
he stole my virtue, my heart and soul.
It has been up to me to piece back together,
the human wreckage he left behind.
I have restructured my identity
and emerged a renewed...
CONNECT WITH ME:
I am a self-taught taught artist that discovered my passion of photography, back in 1995, while writing my first book, Haunting Hands. A book initially intended to be a collection of poems i had written about surviving a difficult childhood. I decided it would feel more personal if i created the cover for the book myself. Shortly thereafter, i purchased a camera and turned my living room into a makeshift studio. I did a series of self-portraits and then another and another. The process of creating and putting myself in front of the camera felt cathartic, liberating and healing....
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