“This is my Medicine” is the first solo exhibition of work by award winning Bradford based visionary artist Sarah Lin – Medicine name ‘Tiger Woman’.
Lin’s previous exhibition in Bradford saw her work being removed from the gallery, and the exhibition closed down over accusations of witchcraft.
Ten years on and her work has developed along with her own process of becoming a healer, visual storyteller and medicine woman.
Lin’s work is defined by her deeply personal approach.
Influenced by contemporary shamanic teachings and a lifetime of physical and mental illness, allowing her to create an intimate relationship to the materials she uses, painting into an otherworldly realm of the unseen.
Lin says of her practice, ‘when in this meditative state, lucid visions appear, cellular memories. I become a conduit to the universal energy, outside of time and space, allowing paint to flow from my brush.
My purpose in life is to paint and heal ancestral, intergenerational inherited epigenetic patterns of trauma that show up as in my body as disease.
I’m a self-taught artist, starting in childhood, as a means of escape. It was my coping mechanism from the childhood abuse – mental, physical, emotional, and sexual – that became instilled in my body.
Over the past 19 months I’ve found my medicine with a sisterhood called the Silver Spoon Collective.
This journey has begun to heal the wounds that have left me with a lifetime of surgery and near death experiences.
So I stand in my power. I am here to paint my truth and heal these cellular memories.
To all my relations