Emma Krenzer conjured up a project that touches upon a rather painful subject. She aims to sensitize viewers through her provocative art series that sheds light on the impact of a human touch on another human's body.
We cannot even imagine the pain and suffering that sexual assault victims endure long after the damage is done. It takes some people years of therapy to get rid of the fear that they have lodged within themselves. And even then, the majority is barely able to overcome the trauma. Emma Krenzer is a 19-year-old victim who spreads awareness regarding sexual assault through her art. She is not the one to back down or be shy about it.
Emma created an innovative and shocking project for the class at Wesleyan University in Nebraska. This project constitutes a black and white photograph of a friend accompanied by a few dashes of color here and there. She printed a life-size image of her nude pal and used her fingers to apply various strokes that implied the places she has been touched.
Every color further corresponded to the person who was in contact. For instance, she assigned the yellow for her friends, blue for her dad, orange for her lover and so on. The color that grabbed all our attention was red. She describes this box as 'someone I told no' bring forth the nature of sexual predators who just cannot take no for an answer. Furthermore, asking one for their consent is not something they pay heed to.
Krenzer wanted these monsters and people who are oblivious about it to know how difficult it is for a victim to forget that touch. She began this project in order to visualize the lasting impact it had on her. So she decided to finish this project after arriving from the Women's March in Washington D.C. Soon after completing this personal project, she gathered all her courage and shared it with millions of people on Twitter.
Surprisingly, this map of assault was taken very seriously by the Twitterati. This tweet woke everyone up from their ignorant slumber and made them see how cruel the world around them really is. While some appreciated the technique used by her, the others expressed how relatable they found her art to be. It surely hit them hard! Several people encouraged her to continue using her creativity to produce spine-chilling content.
She posted her project saying: 'The prompt for this project was to create some sort of map. I created a human touch on another human's body and its lasting impacts.'
@tayyllorxoxo expressed her shock when she saw the red areas.
There were several others who could relate to her work immensely.
@MichaelaWells97 was blown away by this powerful image.
@nvrgonnagetlaid showered all her love through her comment: 'I've been thinking about this all day I love so much.'