Digi Camo and My Invisible War - Accepting Trauma

“Digi camo w/ My Invisible War” it garners the same visceral response in me that the uniform did, that trauma in the military did.  A sublimated self-portrait at 18 (My Invisible War) muddled there within the blocks.  Eyes covered, a mouth that can’t speak ... soldiering on despite it all. 

I’ve just more recently begun to accept my trauma with the help of my doctors. My trauma is not the sexual trauma that we are beginning to hear so much about but rather head and body trauma sustained from a horrible motorcycle accident after my helmet split in half. 35 years later and I am more recently (in the past 5 yrs) experiencing more of the Invisible and lasting effects of traumatic brain 🧠 injury and MS from exposure.  So much Invisible stuff - most below the waist and above the neck.  I have so much going on, but I look so well.

Early morning creations coming to life - can’t sleep, so I create art.  This is what needed to come out.  Art is therapy for me in more ways than one.  #dianadeavila #modernart #veteranart #sarasotaartist. #tbi #ms #sci #disabledveteranartist #disabledveteran #militarytrauma

Digi Camo and My Invisible War

Digi Camo and My Invisible War