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The Rebirth of Suzzan Blac
by Suzzan Blac (Goodreads Author)
Suzzan Blac's early years were the stuff of the darkest nightmares: abject poverty and spirit-crushing abuse. Adolescence brought a harrowing coercion into the horrific world of the sex trade where she was held prisoner. She escaped, but spiraled into depression. Eventual marriage to a kind and loving man brought her the greatest joy-two children, and a sense of "normalcy" ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published May 20th 2012 by Bettie Young's Books
(first published May 1st 2012)
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Suzzan Blac's work gained my admiration the very moment I encountered her online portfolio back in 2009. I was mesmerized by her horrific paintings, as they are so much more than what meets the eye in the first few shocking moments of seeing them. I could feel her pain when I looked at her artwork, and I instinctively knew... that's what she wanted. That was the goal. Not to shock or disgust or horrify, but to relate to other human beings on a deeply personal level. This book takes it a hundred ...more
I am an English, surreal artist who paints images of physical, mental and sexual abuse in a most visceral and direct way. I am an intransigent protagonist who fights on behalf of victims and survivors of abuse to aid their personal recovery, to jolt the apathy of society and enlighten those who impose secondary victimization, which can be as painful as the abuse itself. My work is used in teaching ...moreMore about Suzzan Blac...