Innocence

 

A startling depiction of divorce. The title is perfect; revealing the innocence of the child within the midst of divorce.  Each hand has a firm grip and pulling her in different directions. A key feature standing out is the lack of emotion. Is she used to being put in the middle and pulled in different directions by her parents?

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“Divorce” by ElenaOprea photographyt: deviant art/Divorce-82552217

#563, Innocence

 

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Officially Divorced

A scribe in the center indicates this is a different time period.  Is this father holding the papers making the separation legal? Or, why are his children being separated from him?  Closed eyes and hand on his heart show the separation may not be his idea.  One child is looking to their father.  Children being separated from a parent is a devastating event regardless of the time period.

#561, Officially Divorced

Unhappy Court Appearance

 

A powerful picture! The power of the judge is indicated by a gavel, pen, and paperwork.  Scales are in view.   Is this a fair case? Are the red hands indicative of something?  Two parents and a child are at the desk.  Suitcases packed; does this mean someone is not going home?  Mom and dad are fighting.  The child is in the middle of his parents with large tears streaming down his face.  

#560, Unhappy Court Appearance

Something is Missing

 

Stunning artwork! This child is surrounded by a very large inventory of toys! Yet, she appears very sad. Two parents appear in the shadows. Both parents are on the phone, in what appears to be, a heated conversation. The look on the face of this young girl is captivating. Has she experienced hearing her parents fight before? Will her parents notice their daughter and tend to her emotional needs? Seemingly, regardless of the number of toys, overhearing harsh words by the two people she loves, adores and trusts may be confusing and disruptive to her emotional world.

Deviant Art.  Something is Missing by VivalaVida.

Link to artwork: http://vivalavida.deviantart.com/art/Something-is-missing-176997189

#557-277, Something is Missing

Broken Child

 

This artist perfectly captures the process of brainwashing. Child is broken all the way to the heart. There is a feel of mystery in how the child appears with the legs of the child showing from behind. Each parent is spouting their words of ‘truth’. This appears to be a volatile ‘conversation’. Seemingly, neither parent is demonstrating concern for the child. Do these parents realize how harmful their actions are? Will either parent put their own anger aside and tend to the needs of their child? 

 

#484, Broken Child

Deviant Art, TheaSinensis

Family Values

 

A captivating poem on the dynamics within the context of a family separating.  This artist shares the emotional aspects of being a member of a family of divorce. Even more intriguing, she conveys feelings of love and loss and the parent-child bond.  The last two lines describe the significance of the separation process.  An outstanding presentation to the impact of divorce on family and society.

Acidic words burn like fire, as angry yells shatter and tear
Children hide in a corner with fear, clutching a tattered teddy bear
No alcohol or drugs flow in this house; bitter substances aren’t the poison here
Only the lack of love and personal caring, are the causes of these endless salty tears
A value can not be placed upon love, nor the loss measured when there’s none
The damage here is impossible to calculate, because a father doesn’t love his only son
To many mothers a daughter brings joy, but here the two can’t share a smile
Two siblings wage war upon each other, while their parents await a divorce court trial
Twenty years ago, this would seem dramatic, now the situation goes on next door
The degrading of the global family unit is so common people don’t see it anymore.
#462, Family Values
Poem: l-piroko-l Deviant Art 
Artwork: Dragon Queen, l-piroko-l Deviant Art 

Split Family

 

 

This artist shares a common them in divorce.  The obvious message is how everything changes in divorce. Artist states: “One nasty divorce later, and the identical twins are wishing their parents were totally different. Because they love each other! But now they have different last names, homes, and parental units. Together and apart at the same time!”

 

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#454, Split Family

Deviant Art Split Family y unsinkable-spirit