I Am A Survivor / Onye Lanariri - it is in my DNA, my scars bear witness to my strength and resilience; who I am / have been / will be. I expose my inner self, express my experiences of being; there are singularities and multiples of light and shade, of trauma and joy. I survive, I thrive, my colours sometimes concealed, sometimes dimmed, and sometimes they shine with the textures and layers of my living.


Sticks and stones never broke my bones, but names have always harmed me 
So, I lived in fear, lived with the fear of my potential to be great
To blaze a swathe of light before me, around me, through time and space                   

I have mastered the litany of fear
I have closed my ears and soul to the sounds of other's judgement
Ever hopeful I now expose myself, my light and shade
I release my colours, I SHOUT MY NAME                                            

ije 5.1.20 15:55; 2.2.20 11:34; 6.4.20 11:21 


  • ORIGINAL PAINTING: Oil, acrylic, spray paint, text, recycled velvet, glass and paper on linen in white wood tray frame; w 104 x h 104 cm (100 x 100)


    LIMITED RUN Giclee prints on 285gsm archival paper - 2 sizes 80 x 80cm and 60 x 60cm

    OPEN RUN of posters on 271gsm satin finish photographic paper - 1 size 60 x 60 cm