Virginia Leonard: Bringing Darkness to Light
Her award-winning piece is entitled ‘Too Many Surgeons’. It’s a response to the chronic pain she suffers every day – the result of a motorcycle accident at the age of twenty.
“Chronic pain has no language, no voice,” says Virginia. “The language of my clay-making is my attempt to rid my body of trauma and reduce my level of chronic pain.”
She has a second piece in the exhibition – ‘Ward Rounds’. You can see both in the full show, which will be at the Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery in Titirangi (ex-Lopdell House) until February 7, 2106.