Broken Neck Series – Mixed Media
Conklin’s Broken Neck Series examine the universal emotions related to human suffering.
These works reveal her personal and artistic growth following the trauma of a broken neck and extensive therapy after a horseback riding accident. Revealing the initial pain, anger, shame and vulnerability she felt, these works ultimately reflect a processed understanding of her painful emotions. These pieces synthesize pain and healing, Conklin reawakens creative process and develops her unique artistic voice from it.
Conklin’s Broken Neck paintings explore the vast spaces of the human psyche revealing an immense understanding of the universality of pain. They are an innovative and masterful demonstration of physical and mental affliction.